Little Hay Golf Club celebrated its Golfmark award by formally receiving the official plaque which will go on display in the clubhouse.
Golfmark is a quality award made by England Golf – the governing body for amateur golf – for clubs which meet high standards in respect of juniors and beginners.
To receive Golfmark, Little Hay had to show that it provides playing, coaching, club membership and child protection which meet the highest standards. It is the first public golf course club in Hertfordshire to be given Golfmark status.
Little Hay Golf Club president Jenny Williams welcomed Dacorum Sports Trust chairman Elaine Emptage to the event to present the plaque on behalf of England Golf.
Mrs Emptage congratulated the club on its achievement and said the trustees were very happy to see a thriving golf club at the Little Hay Golf Complex as it was important to attract young people into sport.
Mrs Williams thanked everyone who had contributed to the club getting Golfmark, including PGA professional Lee Jordan, Sportspace instructors Nick Garner and Aidan Ahmet, junior organisers Graham Cracknell and Elaine Jarvie, Ralph Lane and Derek Tarling who help with the Academy, complex manager George Reid, and John Poston and Chris Dove who organised the Golfmark application.
Little Hay is an open and welcoming club which currently boasts players from eight to 90 years of age. For further information about how to get involved with the club, please visit littlehaygolfclub.co.uk