Your Hon. Sec. Mike Heath, with support from others, has done a huge amount of work spanning approximatey 5 months and a few days ago Stoke Rochford GC was awarded the SafeGolf accreditation by England Golf.
Whilst it is mandatory for all clubs in England to meet the standards set by the SafeGolf partnership in order to remain affiliated, it is certainly not a "tick a few boxes" accreditation. One of the documents requiring submision was over 70 pages long, another was 20 pages, multiple virtual meetings were held with England Golf representatives to compare progress and seek advice on how to proceed, coupled with courses undertaken by various Staff & Volunteer Members we can feel justifiably proud of the award. Some of the documents can be viewed here.
Thank you to all involved for your hard work, let's ensure the policies are implemented diligently and regularly reviewed as circumstances change.
If anyone has any concerns over how SRGC is managing our responsibilities towards all our Members, but especially towards those who may be young or vulnerable, please don't hesitate to talk in confidence to our Welfare Officer Rachel Southwell, or to Mike himself.
SRGC Management Board