North Wales Golf Club appointed Robin Hughes as a community coach last year to create community links and outreach work and focus on bringing in new golfers/members.
The club is now an HSBC Golf Roots Centre and Robin, along with volunteers, has provided sessions for over 10,000 young people in the last 12 months, averaging 200 children a week, creating a successful player pathway from local schools to the club (including six primary and five secondary schools).
Many of the sessions target girls and students with behavioural challenges and use a combination of Tri-Golf, StreetGolf and golf, with many sessoins welcoming up to 70 youngsters, with an average of 40% being girls.
As a result, the club has seen an increase of junior girls' membership from 5 to 25 in a year, with financial support where needed from the club. Junior members have increased from less than 10, 18 months ago, to 90, with a further 30 juniors in the coaching system at this progressive golf club.