Off the back of a great week delivering junior golf to over 6,000 people at The Open, the Golf Foundation is delighted that The R&A have renewed its commitment as partner for the next four years.
The agreement will see The R&A provide £2million to the Golf Foundation over the next four years as part of its mission to ensure that the sport is thriving in 50 years and to support the children’s charity in its drive to introduce the game to children from all backgrounds and create golfers.
Phil Anderton, Chief Development Officer for The R&A said, “We are delighted to continue to support the Golf Foundation and its important initiatives for the next four years. Together The R&A and the Golf Foundation share a vision for the sport’s future which includes fostering an inclusive culture, creating more opportunities for people to become involved with the sport at every level and seeing it thrive 50 years from now.
“We have seen golf participation amongst adults increase over the past few years. But there is more the sport can do to help this trend continue. It’s work that golf bodies like the Golf Foundation are doing to increase junior participation that will ensure we create life-long golfers well into the future.”
Stephen Lewis, Chairman of the Golf Foundation, said, “We are thrilled that The R&A has extended its support for the Golf Foundation for a further four years based on our demonstrable impact as a charity and a clear plan for the future, We share the same objectives of making the sport more accessible, appealing and inclusive. Our work introducing golf in schools, reaching young people in underserved communities and creating a new generation of regular golfers in clubs is key to the future of the sport and we look forward to working with The R&A to achieve our shared ambitions.”
The Golf Foundation once again assisted with the running of the R&A SwingZone at The Open in 2023, which offers thousands of youngsters the opportunity to come and try golf for free in the Spectator Village during The Open each year.