The Golf Foundation has celebrated the heroes behind grass roots junior golf with ‘The Golf Foundation Annual Awards Ceremony sponsored by Greenside magazine and supported by The European Tour’ at Wentworth.

Taking place during the BMW PGA Championship on May 20, a packed crowd of VIP guests heard nine remarkable stories of commitment to junior golf in 2008 as Golf Foundation President Ken Schofield CBE presented the awards.

The Foundation makes golf more accessible for youngsters from all backgrounds and abilities and supports the national golf partnerships of England, Scotland and Wales.

Brendon Pyle, National Development Manager of the Golf Foundation, said: “The reason for this ceremony is to celebrate the work done in 2008 to support and develop grass roots junior golf through school and community projects across Great Britain.

“Golf has so much to offer young people, from the fun and satisfaction of playing a great sport to the learning of life skills that help create rounded individuals. For our work to succeed the Golf Foundation relies heavily on teachers, club volunteers, PGA professionals and development officers all working together. Their dedication to helping others can teach and inspire us all.”