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Golf should be fun!

You should feel safe and enjoy your sport Is something worrying you?

Do you need someone to talk to?

Speak to your club welfare officer - David White

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Telephone Number: 07909990118

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Whipsnade Park Golf Club is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all individuals involved in golf.

Safeguarding duties apply to an Children, Young People and Adult who:

·      Has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;

·      Is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect; and;

·      As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of, abuse or neglect.

More information:

Club Welfare Officer

Children Safeguarding Policy

Adults Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Club Welfare Officer Role


Key Principles for Children and Young people

  • The welfare of children is paramoun

  • A child is defined by law in England and Wales as a person under the age of 18 years.

  • All children, regardless of their Age, Race, Religion or Belief, Disability, Gender identity or Sexual Orientation, have the right to protection from abuse.

  • All concerns and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

  • All children have the right to be safe

  • All children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

  • The Whipsnade Park Golf Club will work with children, their parents/ carers and external organisations to safeguard the welfare of children participating in golf

  • We recognise the authority of the statutory agencies and are committed to complying with Local Safeguarding Children Board Guidelines (LSCB), Working Together under the Children Act 2004, and any legislation and statutory guidance that supersedes these. 

  • The is committed to working in partnership with other key UK Golf Bodies to continually improve and to promote safeguarding initiatives across the sport.

  • The Whipsnade Park Golf Club owes a legal duty of care to children on their premises or engaged in their activities. That duty is to take reasonable care to ensure their reasonable safety and the duty is higher than it would be for adults.


Adult Coaching

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Junior Academy Programme


Junior Day Camps


Junior Development Programme


Wildcats Junior Golf Programme

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Its about enjoying the game, having fun and 'playing for the pride' - Wildcats

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Our Coaching Philosophy    

We always remember that the game of golf is just that - a game. It’s all about enjoying , at the same time, learning and developing golf and life skills within a safe fun filled environment.

We play with all equipment, in all situations, so our young golfers learn all the skills necessary for them to venture out onto the field of play.

We learn golf through a variety of fun-filled age appropriate activities where players have the opportunity to experience, grasp and execute the game as it relates to them and learn at their own rates and at their own stage of physical and mental development. 


A sport for life and a sport for all   

The Coaches at Whipsnade Park Golf Club take great pride in sharing with their students a sport for life and a sport for all. At all times we strive to make the carefully structured process of learning, competing and achieving, a balanced, enjoyable and safe experience. 


Who can participate?

All of our FUNdamental classes are enjoyed by girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. Previous experience isnot required and all equipment can be supplied.


Booking Details

FUNdamental weekend sessions are run on a roll up basis. 

No  booking is necessary, however, if this  is your first time or you have not been for a while please call to confirm your interest in coming so we can best prepare for you. 


Safety in class 

The welfare of all our students is paramount and they are briefed regularly on the need for personal care and the wellbeing and safety of others, within both the practice environment and on the golf course. All students are encouraged to practice both at home and at the golf club, however we strongly recommend you monitor their safety as well. 


What to wear?

For FUNdamental sessions dress codes are very relaxed and it is important that all students feel comfortable while they are being introduced to the sport.

However, we do require all students dress appropriately for the golf course.  Dress code requirements are available upon request and you will be advised in advance when coaching may be conducted on the golf course.


Where does the coaching take place?

All coaching is held at Whipsnade Park Golf Club, where we maximize the fantastic facilities including; the Putting Green, Driving Range, the Chipping Area and Pitching Zones as well as the 18 hole Golf Course.

Explanar junior training system

We can provide students with golf  "training wheels or stabilisers". The Explanar junior  training system is ideal for offering all young golfers the perfect start to their golfing life by giving them a feeling for the golf swing and a repeatable  motion.



Junior Coaching

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golfmark logoPhilip Abbott, our very own PGA Professional has developed FUNdamental Golf, a unique program providing the perfect start for any young golfer.

Once hooked on this great game, FUNdamental golf offers flexible cost effective playing opportunities for both long term development and participation.


Free taster sessions,

FUN damental holiday sessions

Explanar junior training sessions

For more information contact our Head Professional, Phil on 01442 842310 or email


Philip Abbott - Head Professional

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Phil is an experienced golf professional with a wealth of experience from playing the game at a high professional standard. Over the years using his own knowledge of the game along with working with some of the leading coaches and players, he has developed a clear, honest and precise approach to coaching golfers of all abilities. 

His simple and uncomplicated system ensures golfers leave with a clear understanding and an enjoyable experience, ultimately resulting in improving all aspects of their golf game. 

Phil enjoys helping golfers improve and reach their potential and believes the easiest way of doing this is improving golfers "short game"


30 Minutes Coaching Session £30.00


9 Hole playing Lesson £90.00

4 Hole playing Lesson £45.00

To book contact the Professional Shop on: 01442 842310