Why does Community Golf exist?
We want to ignite people’s interest in golf as well as evolve and grow the game
Traditionally, golf has had three main barriers to entry for would-be players: time, cost and perception. Our aim is to evolve the game, making it more accessible for everyone and better suited to today’s lifestyle.
Golf should be about fun, family, friends and fitness. There is no doubt that if people have positive experiences of golf they will carry on playing. It is vital that our work inspires young people to enjoy golf for a lifetime and help develop the next generation of club golfer.
With golf in the next Olympics, there is a huge opportunity for the sport to adapt and grow across the UK. We want to help people progress to the traditional game and/or continue to play new golf formats, such as our own CrossGolf competitions and events. Our strong ties with several golf clubs means that interested participants can continue to learn and play both on or off course.
One of Community Golf’s key inspirations is the late, great Seve Ballesteros, who emerged from humble beginnings to become three-times Open Champion and all round golfing legend.
The current World Champion, Rory McIlroy used to chip balls into his mum’s washing machine at the tender age of 9, proving golfing fun, practice and skill development can happen anywhere!
Nelson Mandela, Revolutionary, Politician and Philanthropist
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all kinds of discrimination.”