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Golf For All

The Golf Foundation is committed to giving ALL children and young people the opportunity to experience golf and the benefits it has to offer...


The Golf Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with the education sector and meeting the needs of teachers in schools....


HSBC Golf Roots Centres are junior friendly facilities that run the Junior Golf Passport programme for children...

Skills for Life

Golf places strong emphasis on standards of behaviour and, therefore, is an ideal medium through which children and young people can develop personal skills such as honesty, respect, co-operation, perseverance, concentration and self motivation...

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HSBC Golf Roots is the Golf Foundation’s national development programme that makes the benefits of golf available to young people

The Golf Foundation is a registered charity set up in 1952. Its Founding Members include the great Sir Henry Cotton. 

The Golf Foundation works with schools, community organisations and clubs by providing adapted equipment, training workshops, resources, grants and support from a network of Regional Development Officers.

The Golf Foundation has two strategic aims:

  1. To provide any young person, regardless of background or ability, with the opportunity to enjoy the playing and personal benefits of golf.
  2. To help any young person to 'Start, Learn and Stay' in golf by providing a player pathway.

All of our work is underpinned by a commitment towards safeguarding and making the sport more accessible to young people.  We believe that we can help young people to enjoy the playing and personal benefits of golf by making it:

  1. Fun
  2. Child-centred
  3. Inspiring
  4. Innovative
  5. Enriching
  6. Inclusive

Underpinning Principle
The Golf Foundation believes that children and young people are able to develop playing skills and personal skills through golf, which will benefit them for the rest of their lives. We call this ‘Skills for Life’ and it is core to all of our work. 

National Partnerships
The Golf Foundation is committed to developing the sport at the junior level by supporting the implementation of national development plans and by working in partnership with the golfing bodies in England, Wales and Scotland (England Golf, Wales Golf & Scottish Golf). The Golf Foundation supports youngsters from many different backgrounds through its national programme, HSBC Golf Roots. HSBC Golf Roots is supported by The R&A, headline sponsor HSBC, the Professional Golfers’ Association, the Ryder Cup Committee/Trust and Sport England. It also enjoys a good working relationship with youth-centred national partners outside of golf such as the Youth Sport Trust and StreetGames .

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Core Funders

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