R&A invested £ 2 million through the “Golf Foundation” for four years, supporting young people to play golf and inviting them to join Golf Clubs.
The Golf Foundation will give the opportunity to juniors to try golf using different initiatives in schools, sports centers, parks and moreover, giving the possibility to use the golf facilities in Great Britain and Ireland.
Young people will be teaching by the HBSC Golf Roots centers of the Golf Foundation (an extensive network of junior friendly golf clubs) that will provide test sessions in local schools and teachers provided by PGA professionals.
Activities organized include the GolfSixes League and Girls Golf Rocks for the maintenance of younger golfers in the sport, encouraging children to play golf actively, with subsequent association in the Clubs.
The President of the Golf Foundation said: “Working alongside our partners, the Golf Foundation is reaching more and more young people and our strategic goal of helping more young people to” Start, Learn and Stay “in golf is designed to help protect the future of sport.
The R&A has created numerous “SwingZone”, which offer to a lot of young people the opportunity to try golf for free in the Spectator Village during the Open every year, bringing over 4500 people to participate in the R&A SwingZone during the 147 ° Open a Carnoustie.