Get Your 'Golf Club' Sun Protection Accredited

Becoming a Sun Protection Accredited ‘golf club’ will not only benefit the health of your own staff and members; you will become part of wider community, helping to create national impact.

Simply agree to pledge simple 5 actions that will actively get people involved, promote awareness, educate on the risks, and encourage action. In turn, these will help create new attitudes and behaviour, to cut the risk of skin cancer to all in golf.

A link to our downloadable resources will be supplied to you by email following registration.

Your Actions

1

Appoint a sun pro ambassador to review the content, act as a facilitator, distributing materials and helping us monitor the campaign within the club.

2

Add a sun protection statement to the club’s ‘terms and conditions of play and employment’, (or similar health and safety policy) benefiting both members and staff.

3

Display our awareness poster and share our sun protection tips and skin cancer advice to both staff and customers.

4

Ensure sunscreen is available for all in the club, either to purchase in the pro shop, or in easy to access dispensers for both staff and members. For sunscreen support visit HERE.

5

Display the accreditation logo* and certificate and promote the Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign in your club, on your website and socials.

PLEASE NOTE: Your toolkit of downloadable resources will be supplied following registration.
*An accreditation window sticker will be posted out on registration.

Why is it important?

Melanoma is our fastest rising cancer, but it is also largely preventable. With summer’s becoming hotter, it’s important spread awareness to those who spend a lot of time outdoors and underestimate the risks. If not now, then when?

Is it timely?

No. You simply need to read our guidelines and then pledge to implement some simple but effective actions within your club. We will support you with all you need to create a buzz around sun protection. We will even offer you some incentives such as complimentary sunscreen!

What are the benefits?

We can help improve your duty of care strategy and support your health and safety guidelines. Enhance your CSR policies and join a community of clubs, impacting the health of all in golf. We will also provide you with advice on generating publicity to ensure your efforts are recognised in the local community.

Who does it?

We suggest that this undertaken by the club’s PGA Pro or a member of staff who is willing to commit to the actions. This person should have the support of the club manager.

Accredited Golf Clubs

More than 300 golf clubs have become accredited with the Slip! Slap! Swing! campaign, including: