Club receives top national accolade

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Buxton and High Peak Golf Club has received a national award to commemorate its hard work and dedication.

The club has been awarded the national GolfMark accreditation, demonstrating their hard work and dedication to both junior and beginner’s golf.

England Golf developed the GolfMark award to identify and acknowledge golf facilities in England that were friendly to all ages.

Nigel Furniss, Development Officer for the Derbyshire Golf Partnership, said: “Derbyshire Golf would like to congratulate Buxton and High Peak Golf Club, and in particular the people who worked so hard to attain Golf Mark; the Club Professional Nick Berry, the Junior Committee with Liz and Tony Gee and Past President Don Mackay on being awarded GolfMark.

“This demonstrates the club’s commitment to encouraging junior golf and creating opportunities for people to participate and enjoy the game of golf.

“All those involved in reaching this achievement deserve a vote of thanks.”

The club’s secretary, Gary Bagguley said: “Buxton and High Peak Golf Club are fully committed to developing Junior Golf in the Buxton & High Peak area, reflecting the enthusiastic and inclusive approach shown by our dedicated team.

“Our Club Professional Nick Berry, has been instrumental in encouraging young golfers of all ages to take up and enjoy the game by organising coaching, matches, competitions and fun events.”

There are a number of benefits that golf clubs can gain by achieving GolfMark accreditation, including increased membership, raising the club’s profile, further development of coaches and volunteers and greater access to funding.

Buxton and High Peak Golf Club is currently providing full and academy membership to juniors up to the age of 18 (subject to maximum numbers). 

Those under 18 who are interested in joining can email nickberry@live.co.uk or contact the club direct at admin@bhpgc.co.uk.