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Industry support for the Golf Foundation

11.30am 14th November 2000 - Corporate

Through annual events such as the Age Group Championships and the Charity Challenge the Golf Foundation has a requirement for around 2,000 dozen golf balls each year. Ball manufacturers Dunlop Maxfli, Spalding, TaylorMade, Titleist and Wilson have now agreed to supply those balls free of charge on an annual basis from January 2001. Commenting on this new arrangement, Mike Round, Executive Director of the Golf Foundation said: “This initiative underlines the commitment of the golf industry to junior golf. Golf ball manufacturers have supported our work for many years and we are very grateful for their ongoing assistance.”

An estimated 50,000 youngsters per year benefit from the work of the Golf Foundation and the importance of this organisation in encouraging young people to take up the sport has long been recognised by the golf industry. Speaking on behalf of the five companies participating in this scheme, Cliff Dews, Chairman of the EGIA and Operations Director of Spalding Sports UK said: “The Golf Foundation does a tremendous job in attracting young people to golf. We acknowledge their contribution to the growth of golf at grass roots level which is so important for the future of the game and the future of our industry.”

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