Date: September 02, 2014
Author: Golf Tasmania

Golf Tasmania September 2014 Newsletter

There is a lot happening in the junior golf participation space at the moment. We recently hosted joint presentations from Golf Australia and the PGA on the relaunched MyGolf product and how to register your club. We have also set dates and started taking registrations for the level one coaching accreditation programs across each of the three regions. Please also note the recently announced changes to the laws requiring a number of employees and volunteers that engage with children as part of their role to register for a ‘Working with Children’ check commence on October 1 this year and are compulsory by April 1 2015. You will find more information on each of these items within this edition. Also further details is being provided to all of our clubs. We are also continuing with our planning for Playgolf Week. We have 27 clubs registered to participate in the week of events from November 17-23. All of the registered clubs should now have received their marketing packs from Golf Australia. This week Golf Australia have also provided to us their final marketing plan for the event, we are now reviewing this to implement our own strategy to compliment the national plan. In addition to Playgolf Week promotion, we will also be assisting clubs be facilitating an opportunity to promote their club through the Active After Schools Community programs state-wide and we will be hosting a Women’s Come and Try Day as a launch event in conjunction with the two southern women’s associations. Finally during Playgolf week we will be launching a new high school teams challenge which we intend to run during 2015. Further details to the Playgolf Week registered clubs shortly. Finally a reminder to our North West Coast colleagues that the Golf Tasmania Board is holding a forum at the Burnie Golf Club on September 24. A second forum is being planned for October 15 in Launceston to be held in conjunction with the Golf Tasmania North’s AGM, and a final forum on November 12th in the South. Further details on the North and South forums will be circulated closer to the dates. Craig French GENERAL MANAGER

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