Year 7 students from Alsop High School have been enjoying taster Golf sessions at Aintree Golf Course from the club Professional Scott Duffy. Students are taking part in a 6 week programme of lessons. It is noticeable that students have a genuine interest in the game and many have enquired about joining their local club.
At the heart of the Golf Foundation activities are 400 golf clubs delivering the charity’s flagship scheme, HSBC Golf Roots. These are approved junior friendly golf clubs and facilities that reach out into schools and the community to provide young people with a fun and safe introduction to golf led by a qualified PGA Professional Coach. Structured follow-on coaching is then provided back at the golf club with the opportunity to progress into regular play and ultimately membership.
The Golf Foundation has a strategic aim of helping young people to Start, Learn and Stay in the sport. The goal is to ensure that over 50,000 young people progress through the doors of a golf club each year by March 2018 and that 15,000 become regular players.
What the Golf Foundation offers
Access to grant-aid to support the delivery of an agreed action plan.
Downloadable promotional leaflets and posters for the notice board.
A certificate acknowledging the club’s status as an HSBC Golf Roots Centre.
Use of HSBC Golf Roots logos for the purpose of promoting activity.
Advice and support from a Golf Foundation Regional Development Officer.