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The PGA donates £50k to The Golf Foundation


The PGA has underlined its continued support for growing the game of golf at grassroots level by donating £50,000 to The Golf Foundation.

PGA Chief Executive Robert Maxfield presented the cheque to Golf Foundation Chief Executive Brendon Pyle during a recent visit to PGA headquarters at The Belfry.

The money will go towards funding the wide range of initiatives run by the Golf Foundation – many with PGA Professionals at the heart of the delivery.

Among the projects run by the Foundation as part of its HSBC Golf Roots programme are Street Golf, Golf Xtreme and Tri-Golf sessions in the community and local schools.

Robert Maxfield, Chief Executive of The PGA, said: “The PGA is delighted to support the Golf Foundation and the fantastic work the organisation does in inspiring more young people to play the game.

“PGA Professionals play a key role in encouraging the next generation of golfers into the game, with many of our Members running junior programmes in conjunction with the Golf Foundation.

We are committed to doing all we can to get more young people playing golf though the great work of the Golf Foundation that was founded by Henry Cotton who was himself a proud PGA Member.” 

The Golf Foundation, with the help of PGA Professionals, has worked hard to break down barriers in golf and making the sport more accessible for juniors to help boost participation rates.

Among its success is the re-launched Junior Golf Passport scheme which has proved popular with PGA Professionals and is aimed at enhancing the experience of youngsters and helping clubs attract new golfers to the game.