GolfSixes League - increasing junior membership
One of the Golf Foundation’s strategic aims is to help young people to ‘Start, Learn and Stay’ in golf by providing a player pathway. The GolfSixes League initiative, part-funded by Sport England and supported by the European Tour, was originally trialled to offer new junior golfers the opportunity to play in a competitive golf league with local golf clubs, with a view to creating regular players and additional junior members.
After a successful trial in 2017 the GolfSixes League was expanded to 102 clubs in 2018, and for the first time included facilities in Scotland and Wales. The Golf Foundation is delighted to report that the 2018 GolfSixes League feedback received from players, parents and PGA professionals has been overwhelmingly supportive of the initiative. Results have shown that there has been a significant increase in junior membership, and in response to this, the Golf Foundation is expanding the initiative. Click here to find out more about GolfSixes League.
HSBC Golf Roots Plus - expanding golf opportunities in the community
The HSBC Golf Roots Plus initiative (supported by HSBC and The Gerald Micklem Trust) is one of the methods the charity extends its reach outside traditional golf club settings into schools and communities. A variety of organisations such as local councils, community and youth groups, have all received funding through the Plus programme.
The projects have been motivated by a desire to confront a variety of different challenges - some have worked to tackle issues of social exclusion,others to provide golfing opportunities to young people with disabilities, but all have been focused on exploring innovative new ways to help more young people enjoy the playing and personal benefits of golf. To find out more read the latest Impact Report.
For more information on all of the Golf Foundation's initiatives please see the latest 2018/2019 Impact Report.