Since its foundation in 1997 the Arthur Havers Bursary has continually provided financial resources and support to the Club in a variety of ways.
Every year, the Bursary funds a comprehensive coaching programme and other schemes to assist junior golfers gain experience and learn all aspects of the game, many of whom have become members of the Club. The Bursary has also provided financial help to several members, in all playing categories, who have fallen on difficult times.
This year we are providing significant support to junior golf at Frinton of well over £2,000. On Sunday, 10th June, we raised £1,750. The support from Club members was greatly appreciated as was the generous sponsorship from Gerry Howe and SPL Ltd. on our 2018 Bursary Day.
Currently there are 13 Juniors on the Havers Course and the aim is to increase these to 18 by the end of this season. There are 10 juniors working towards their Havers Course handicaps. It is anticipated that by the end of June, at least five will have succeeded. The concept of working with the Golf Foundation, giving juniors skills for life and mental toughness, was a new and welcoming addition to their programme.
The National initiative Girl Golf Rocks is going well with on average nine girls attending each week. The sessions are based around fun and friendship. We are also supporting 4/6 fitness sessions for juniors. This will be run by Tom and David Dixon trying to get the juniors to understand the importance of being fit for golf. In September there is to be a six week programme on mental toughness, developing juniorsí belief in themselves and the ability to reflect on their performance.
The Golf Foundation Bonallack Award
The Bursary would also like to publicly congratulate and acknowledge the wonderful achievement by Coastal Golf and Frinton Golf Club in winning the Golf Foundationís Bonallack Award. This was in recognition for the work that they do in linking the Club with schools and community groups, creating a pathway into Club competitions and growing Junior membership at the Club, which was 50 and now stands at 73.