The Golf Foundation will receive a £15,000 donation from the British Golf Industry Association to help with its golf development programmes in schools, communities and golf clubs.
Around £8,000 was raised at the BGIA golf day at Woburn on April 16, and trustees of the organisation’s ‘Grow Golf’ initiative have decided to supplement that figure by £7,000.
The money will be put towards the Golf Foundation’s ‘HSBC Golf Roots‘ programme, which reaches hundreds of thousands of youngsters each year through Tri-Golf, Golf Xtreme, the Junior Golf Passport and other initiatives.
“We would like to offer a big thank you to the Grow Golf Trustees again this year, who have chosen to support our strategy that works to include more boys and girls in a great sport, while helping to protect the future of the golf industry,” said Mike Round, the Golf Foundation’s Chief Executive.
“A special thank you also to every player who took part in the BGIA Golf Day at Woburn. Their organisations have supported our cause by contributing to a really well-run event for golf industry professionals.”
The donation was announced at the BGIA event’s annual dinners, which was sponsored by Golf Monthly.
Before the latest contribution, the Grow Golf grant totalled £120,000 over the last three years.
Original contributors were Acushnet Europe, Callaway Golf, PING Europe and Taylor-Made adidas Golf, and this group has now been joined by Brand Fusion International, Eaton Golf Pride, Motocaddy, Peter Millar, Sports Marketing Surveys Inc. and Yonex.
These companies pay an annual level based on UK turnover into the Grow Golf fund.
Anyone wishing to contribute, or those looking for financial support for innovative proposals to stimulate growth, should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02476 414 999.