English Golf Courses

'Skills for Life' trophy to grow game

Next generation of golfers set to benefit from Golf Foundation’s innovative new award scheme

By Chris Doyle

The Golf Foundation is launching a new ‘Skills for Life’ trophy to reward young golfers who demonstrate personal skills and values to help grow the game of golf.

Part of the Golf Foundation’s HSBC Golf Roots programme, the award scheme will enable golfers of all abilities across clubs in England, Scotland and Wales to get their hands on this exciting prize.  The project hopes to raise young golfer’s confidence and self-esteem encouraging them to develop a love for the sport.

Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation said: “The Skills for Life trophy and medals are all about recognising the boys and girls at the club who may not win every week but who contribute positively to the club and who respect and support others, playing with a healthy attitude and a smile.”

“Every junior can win the Skills for Life award and we believe this can be a great help with self-confidence and their feeling of belonging. This is at least as important as scoring well and should be more recognised.”

Each club will be given a specially made trophy to be awarded to a junior that has consistently displayed ‘skills for life’, such as honesty, respect, sportsmanship or fair play. A weekly medal will be also handed out to a junior that has also shown these important values within their golf club.


Clubs will then have the opportunity to visit Wentworth for the charity’s Presidents Awards in May 2018 to win the Burroughs Award for clubs that have excelled in developing these skills within their juniors.

The Golf Foundation is a golf charity centred on children to provide any  young person with the opportunity to enjoy the playing and personal benefits of golf.

The HSBC Golf Roots programme is underpinned by a “Golf for All’ message that values greatly how the learning of life skills through the game can help in the development of young people.

Golf clubs can get involved and reward  their junior with a ‘Skills for Life’ trophy  by getting in contact with marketing @golf-foundation.org

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