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Golf charity thankful for donations to grow golf

Money plays a ‘key role’ in growing the game, says Golf Foundation

The Golf Foundation has thanked members of the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) for a donation of £12,000, raised during the BGIA’s annual golf day, held at Woburn Golf Club.

The leading golf charity will use the funds for its HSBC Golf Roots programme which reaches boys and girls through golf in schools, communities and golf clubs. Offering them the technical skills to play the game and additional ‘Skills for Life’, the programme creates a pathway to golf at club level. Young people from different backgrounds and abilities are being prepared for regular play through coaching from PGA Professionals using the charity’s Junior Golf Passport, which is endorsed by the PGA.

The donation from the BGIA will be an important addition to the fundraising requirement of the Golf Foundation, which needs to raise £3 million per year to deliver its strategy and help the golf development bodies across the United Kingdom.

Present at the BGIA golf day as an invited team, Golf Foundation chief executive Mike Round, chairman Charles Harrison and Foundation trustees took advantage of the opportunity of discussing the charity’s work with leading golf figures.

The Golf Foundation was also delighted to meet up with the management team at Woburn Golf Club, which provided excellent facilities for all those taking part. Woburn is long supporter of the Foundation and has raised thousands of pounds for the charity in recent years by asking club members to make a £2 donation as part of their annual subs.

“This was an excellent event which enabled us to spread the message to the golf industry of the importance of HSBC Golf Roots,” said Golf Foundation boss Mike Round.

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