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The Golf Foundation Delivers Golf Sessions as Part of UK Programme

By: Golfshake Editor | Fri 02 Sep 2022 | Comments

Hot on the heels of the successful commonwealth games, the Golf Foundation continues to showcase golf to young people, having recently helped to deliver golf sessions to over 100 youngsters, as part of the Bring It On Brum festival in Cannon Hill Park.

The festival is a government-funded multi-activity programme which provides free lunches to kids, and has been backed by Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford in the past. StreetGames help deliver the Bring It On Brum programme to over 300 organisations in Birmingham, with this festival just part of the successful offering.

Golf Foundation

Golf was one of the sports selected for the attendees to take part in, and the Golf Foundation delivered sessions throughout the day on 24th August in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston.  With support from The R&A and HSBC, the Golf Foundation has been able to offer a golf experience to a whole new audience of young people in Birmingham via its HSBC Golf Roots programme.

The Golf Foundation joined the Birmingham project to encourage children from all backgrounds and get them energised through golf, supporting Birmingham City Council. This is key step in the Junior Golf Strategy that England Golf and Golf Foundation co-authored, which saw a commitment to growing the profile of golf in schools and communities.

With PGA coach Nicola Bennett and former Australian Rugby World Cup captain and HSBC ambassador George Gregan helping to deliver the sessions, the kids had a great day testing their golf skills and rugby kicking abilities, and left with huge smiles on their faces.

“The Golf Foundation delivered a fantastic, fun golf festival,” said Matt James, Area Lead for StreetGames. “It’s a great opportunity which was really embraced by those attending and we really hope they continue to play golf and enjoy the fantastic equipment provided. The Golf Foundation have supported this programme for the second year running and we are so grateful for the opportunity this support provides the young people involved in the HAF programme.”

Making golf more inclusive and introducing the game to all children is a cornerstone of the Golf Foundation’s HSBC Golf Roots programme that aims to bring golf to 2 million youngsters over the next five years, and in 7,500 schools.

The Golf Foundation works in partnership with The R&A, the PGA and the DP World Tour, and works closely with the four home nations, including co-authoring England Golf’s Junior Strategy to deliver the sport to new junior audiences.

For more information, please visit The Golf Foundation

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