EOSE is delighted to join forces again with the Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG, www.cpg.golf) to lead this innovative golf education and skills development project.
Golf, as a major participation sport in Europe, has unique attributes which can stimulate and sustain the participation of people from all segments of society and play a leading role in increasing levels of physical activity and improve both physical and mental health for participants in all age groups and diverse communities. However, for golf to achieve its potential and have the maximum impact across the EU, those involved in the sport must recognise that society is changing, and the way people engage with sport, and specifically how they engage with golf, is also changing.
The EDUGOLF project is founded on the principle that adapting to change can revitalise the sport and allow it to meet its potential to improve the lives of individuals and society as a whole.
The focus of the 3-year EDUGOLF project will be on skills development and education reform, firmly rooted in the belief that those working in golf, in both paid and voluntary positions (and those wishing to do so in the future), are the key to the future of the sport.
The main target group for this project is wide and includes anybody working as paid staff or those with the ambition to pursue a career in servicing the game of golf or the golf industry. The aim is also to expand the volunteer base to further benefit the sport and participation.
Coordianated by the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE), the EDUGOLF project creates a powerful alliance of stakeholders to achieve the project’s ultimate goal.
These include the two types of golf organisation active at the national level in golf, the “federations” and “PGAs” (Professional Golfers Associations).
Two specialist sport universities are included to support innovative research activity and showcase how the golf industry and academia can work together to create effective and accredited golf education programmes.
The involvement of a specialist golf and disability organisation, EDGA, demonstrates EDUGOLF’s commitment to opening up golf to all segments of society.