Richmond Golf Club has achieved the SafeGolf club accreditation from England Golf, which demonstrates its commitment to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in golf.
Richmond is one of a limited number of golf clubs in Yorkshire to have achieved this accreditation.
England Golf’s Neil Burke said: “Here at England Golf, we have made a huge commitment to ensuring our sport is safe for all to enjoy across the country.
“We are delighted that Richmond Golf Club completed the SafeGolf accreditation and hope this stimulates more clubs to follow their lead in completing the accreditation by March 2021.”
Chris Lamb, chair of the club, said: “Our golf club is a great place to be, it’s very friendly, welcoming and forward-thinking.
“This award, driven largely by our club secretary Amy Lancaster, helps us to spread that message and to tell people that children are safe and secure here, to learn how to play and enjoy the great game of golf.”