FROM the beginning of this year, the Golf Foundation is delivering all of its activity, under the banner of “Golf Roots”.
The Golf Foundation is a charity dedicated to the sporting and social development of all young people through golf across the British Isles. The charity supports community and city projects by providing funding, resources, training and advice.
In primary schools, secondary schools and golf clubs, the Golf Foundation’s work is based on the “Skills for Life” concept which promotes the idea that children and young people are able to develop not only playing skills, but also personal skills (such as honesty and respect) through the Foundation’s initiatives (including Tri-Golf and Golf Xtreme).
Supported by England Golf and Sport England, “Skills for Life” is delivered through community activity in schools and clubs, as well as special projects targeting inner city and urban areas.
The North East Regional Development Officer for the North East and Yorkshire Region, John Wood said: “Golf Roots is to be the overarching name for the Golf Foundation’s operational activity and will encompass community activity in schools and clubs as well as city and urban projects.
“In the North East, there will be two ‘Golf Roots’ city programmes running, one in Durham and the other in partnership with Slaley Hall.