England Golf news: Laura Rushby, head of training and education

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Laura to focus on volunteers and staff within golf clubs

England Golf has made an addition to its support and development team.

In her new role as head of education and training, Laura Rushby is set to pay particular attention to the needs of volunteers and paid staff within clubs.

The sports management graduate will work closely with national partners to develop a training programme and said: “I am delighted to be joining England Golf at this exciting time. Having worked within a golf club, as well as with a number of different facilities, volunteers, PGA professionals, county and national organisations, I have seen the need for education and training and the positive difference it can make.”

Rushby has over 13 years of experience within the golf industry, including as a regional manager for ClubGolf in Scotland and as a championship manager for the Ladies Golf Union.

Richard Flint, the England Golf participation and club support director, said: “We are delighted that Laura is joining England Golf in this important role which strengthens our support for clubs. It is essential that, working with our partners, we understand the training and education needs of the paid and voluntary workforce within clubs so that we can support them and work together to increase regular participation and membership.”

Rushby’s role will assist Raising Our Game, England Golf’s strategic plan for 2014-17.

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