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Foremost Golf teams up with Golf Foundation to spread the word and help PGA Pro’s

8.55pm 19th December 2013 - Growing the Game - This story was updated on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Pro coaching childForemost Golf and the Golf Foundation have become Development Partners and will be working together to promote the charity’s work in growing the game to Foremost’s membership network of PGA Professionals.

Foremost Golf will now include information about the Foundation’s ‘HSBC Golf Roots’ programme in the innovative weekly digital ‘G.R.I.P.’ (Golf Retail Intelligence for Professionals) newsletter the group sends out to its members. Golf Foundation products will also now be available in the Foremost ‘Buyers Guide’.

The Golf Foundation reaches more than 750,000 youngsters a year through its HSBC Golf Roots programme. The programme encourages new young golfers in school and community projects and is linking more and more youngsters to golf clubs.

The Golf Foundation’s radically enhanced new Junior Golf Passport, which is endorsed by the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), is a resource that will be of particular interest to Foremost members. The new paper and online coaching resource is expected to help retain many more youngsters in golf clubs while progressing the business models of forward-thinking PGA coaching professionals who are looking to increase family golf activity at their golf venue.

Since its recent launch, 418 PGA Professionals have started using the Junior Golf Passport at more than 340 clubs, already involving more than 1,800 new youngsters at club level.

Mike Round, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, said: “This charity’s central aim is to give children and young people the opportunity to experience golf and the benefits it has to offer. One of the ways we do this is to provide solutions to PGA Professionals looking to develop their work with schools, their links with their local community and their club-based programme. The relationship we have with all PGA Professionals is vital to the HSBC Golf Roots programme and we are delighted that Foremost Golf, which has long-been a supporter of our cause, has chosen to help us in this way.

“The Foundation has always worked well with PGA Pro’s but we now look forward to working more closely with all PGA Professionals going forwards, and welcome any links with PGA Pro’s and their collective groups large and small. Foremost Golf has given us a great boost here and we must also thank once again the PGA itself for the great support the organisation has shown in the development of the Junior Golf Passport.”

“We are delighted to team up with the Golf Foundation and look forward to spreading news about its HSBC Golf Roots programme and its other activities to our members,” said Foremost Director, Andy Martin.

“The Golf Foundation does a huge amount of sterling work encouraging youngsters to take up golf and that can only be of benefit both to the game and our members moving forwards.”

HSBC Golf Roots and the Golf Foundation

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