Tim Henman Helps Serve Up Golf Foundation’s 'Golf is Open for Kids' Campaign
The Golf Foundation teamed up with British tennis legend Tim Henman to launch a mini campaign to get children and families into golf during what would have been the week of the 149th Open Championship.
The national charity’s ‘Golf is Open for Kids’ week aimed to attract more young golfers to its socially-distanced coaching at HSBC Golf Roots Centres, with Henman, a 2-handicap golfer himself, helping a session at Frilford Heath Golf Club last weekend to promote the scheme.
Alongside the club’s PGA Professionals, Henman coached two classes of four and five children, producing a video which will be used to promote the Golf Foundation’s HSBC Golf Roots programme. Through this initiative, nearly 500,000 young people each year are given a taste of the game, with the programme even giving almost 130,000 pupils coaching from a PGA professional at their school.
The Golf Foundation says that clubs which are HSBC Golf Roots Centres gain an 11% increase in affiliated membership, translating into an average of £5,800 per year in increased income.
Henman said: “I’m delighted to be involved in this campaign and to help highlight the great work that HSBC does with the Golf Foundation through HSBC Golf Roots, an initiative that gives half a million children the opportunity to try the game each year.
“Golf has so many health and well-being benefits and helps teach mental resilience and life skills to young people who take up the game. These life skills are now more important than ever and I’m thrilled to add my support to the Golf is Open for Kids campaign.”
Throughout the Golf is Open for Kids week, young players had access to a special website page at https://www.golf-foundation.org/clubs/golf-is-open-for-kids/, featuring golf skills, challenges, quizzes and more.
To find out more and to learn how to become an HSBC Golf Roots Centre, visit https://www.golf-foundation.org/clubs/hsbc-golf-roots-centres/.
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