The England Golf Partnership (EGP) is a partnership between the amateur governing body, England Golf and the Professional Golfers’ Association, supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England.
The EGP was established to co-ordinate one development plan for golf in England, which is more commonly referred to as the "Whole Sport Plan'. As a result of establishing the plan and the EGP, golf attracted investment from Sport England (the agency through which the government implements it's sports policy and it's investment in all sport in England.)
The EGP is not a new organisation with more staff, nor has it been set up as a rival organisation to the existing organisations. Rather its main focus is 'Growing the Game' and it does this by agreeing a co-ordinated approach which makes the best use possible of existing networks in golf.
Its aim, through the implementation of its Whole Sport Plan, is to increase and widen the participation levels in golf and achieve a vision of England being ‘The Leading Golf Nation in the World by 2020’ from grass roots right through to elite level. The plan consists of three main areas; Grow, Sustain and Excel - with each of the areas having specific targets and actions. County Golf Partnerships and golf clubs are fundamental in supporting the delivery of the plan.