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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

HSBC Golf Roots is the Golf Foundation’s national development programme that makes the benefits of golf available to all young people, irrespective of their gender or background.

The Golf Foundation is a registered charity set up in 1952 to introduce young people to golf and encourage young people to develop a life-long love of the sport. (Its Founding Members include three time Open Champion and Ryder Cup player, the great Sir Henry Cotton, as well as influential amateur golfers, Jack Burroughs, Gerald Micklem and Raymond Oppenheimer

We believe golf is a fantastic, FUN and INCLUSIVE sport for young people and learning to play the game can be a life-changing and ENRICHING experience. This is why we work with schools, community organisations and golf clubs to give young people their first introduction to the game and then encourage them to keep playing and developing the skills for life golf teaches them.

We want to INSPIRE young people to play golf which is why we created INNOVATIVE adapted equipment and resources to help teachers and PGA coaches to introduce the sport to young people of all ages and abilities.

We also provide grants and support from a network of Regional Development Officers who offer advice and expertise at a local level.

We are proud of our work, please visit our Impact page to find out more.

Our charity is supported by The R&A, headline sponsor HSBC and a variety of organisations*. We also work closely with national partners (Professional Golfers’ Association, England Golf, Scottish Golf & Wales golf) to help young people have a safe and fun introduction to 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 and Sport England. It also enjoys a good working relationship with youth-centred national partners outside of golf such as the Youth Sport Trust, StreetGames and London Youth.




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