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November 1, 2021

Impact Report – Adapting our course for the future

Golf Foundation Impact Report 2021

The Golf Foundation has released its recent Impact Report to highlight how its activity was affected, and how it adjusted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The past 19 months have been like no other for all of us, and the national lockdown due to the impact of Covid-19 meant that for a large amount of time our charity’s ability to reach young people was compromised. Schools, community groups and golf clubs were either closed or limited in their focus on youngsters.

Despite these challenges, our charity adapted to the situation quickly and effectively by taking the decision to restructure itself, deliver new digital content, announce new partnerships with Masters Golf and FootJoy, and invest in an exciting 5-year business plan to ensure that the Golf Foundation emerges with a clear purpose and relevance to today’s society as the country recovers from Covid-19.

More than ever, reaching more young people from all backgrounds will be at the heart of our mission. You can read more about our progress in the latest Impact Report, where we celebrate:

  • 10 years of our sponsorship partnership with HSBC where our headline Development Programme, HSBC Golf Roots, has introduced more than 5 million young people to the sport and helped a quarter of a million visit a golf club.
  • Our charity’s agility and ability to adapt quickly to the circumstances that it faced without face-to-face interaction, schools open and normal golf club activity.
  • Our commitment towards inclusion and diversity by working with a new strategic partner, Sporting Equals, recruiting 4 new Trustees to our Board and welcoming a new player ambassador, Nicola Bennett.

You can read the Impact Report here

We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing many of our projects that were put on hold during the Covid lockdown now being delivered. These include GolfSixes League in 350 golf clubs and community initiatives in London and Birmingham. To see more, watch the videos below:

We are thankful for the continued backing of our core partners, most notably The R&A, our strongest supporter, and also HSBC, The Ryder Cup, The PGA and Sport England.

Thank you all.

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