BARLASTON Golf Club is celebrating a major golfing award.
The clulb has been awarded GolfMark accreditation in recognition of its dedication to both junior and beginners golf.
England Golf developed the award to identify and acknowledge golf facilities in England that were junior and beginner friendly.
The award also integrates Sport England's Clubmark award - a national standard for quality sports clubs recognised across the country.
More than 30 other sports, including tennis and rugby are also using the alliance to add value to their accreditation schemes and over 10,000 sports clubs have been awarded Clubmark or are working towards achieving accreditation.
Benefits that golf clubs can gain by achieving this accreditation, include increased membership, raising of the club's profile, further development of coaches and greater access to funding.