Date: April 26, 2012

MYGolf grants take golf to grass roots

To further assist grass roots golf across Australia, golf clubs can now apply for a MYGolf Grant to support their junior programs and activities. Coordinated through Australian Golf Insurance and Sportscover, all MYGolf Centres can apply for a grant to purchase a MYGolf Centre Kit which includes training clubs, balls, tee mats, targets and other junior program equipment. The MYGolf program recently passed the 3,000 participants milestone and has more than 300 accredited centres nationally. These grants are a means of being able to support junior golf and its development in the wider community, which has been made possible through the generous support of Sportscover and Australian Golf Insurance, Golf Australia s Golf Development Manager Cameron Wade said. The kits have proved very popular with schools, club professionals, community coaches, parents and other facilitators and the grants will assist clubs who may not be able to afford to invest in the equipment or may want to develop an existing program more. To apply, MYGolf Centres must complete the grant entry form at . Clubs that are not currently MYGolf Centres can register to be a Centre by registering online at Register a Centre Online and are then eligible to complete the grant application. Grants will initially be available between April and December this year. Launched in 2010, the MYGolf Skills Challenge is the National Junior Golf program targeted to boys and girls aged 8 16 years to develop and assess their golf skills. The program is endorsed by Golf Australia, the Australian Sports Commission, ALPG and the R&A and has the support of all State Associations and Junior Foundations. Greg Norman and Karrie Webb are Program Ambassadors.