The Golf Foundation has welcomed Channel 4 TV presenter Kerr Drummond to its growing roll call of ambassadors for the national golf charity that encourages young people to benefit from the sport.
Drummond, 33, who presents property series ‘Coast vs Country’ on Channel 4, is a lifelong golfer, having first picked up a golf club aged five. A junior member at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire, where he represented his club and region in numerous team events, he currently plays off a handicap of four.
Drummond attended a GolfSixes League tournament held in Hertfordshire last month, and is keen to help the Foundation to bring golf to new audiences who may not have previously considered golf. He will also support by lending his experience in broadcasting to assist the charity’s promotion of its work through video, TV and at public events.
Drummond said: “Learning to play the game of golf as a youngster ingrained in me skills that have benefited every aspect of my life – good sportsmanship, manners, etiquette and a healthy sense of competition – without which I wouldn’t have achieved nearly as much as I have. I’m really looking forward to working with the Golf Foundation team and helping in any way I can.
“They are already doing a great job of getting more young people into golf, which will benefit the sport itself in this country, but more importantly a whole new generation of golfers will be better off – both physically and mentally – as a result of their participation in the great game of golf. It was really encouraging to see so many youngsters and their parents all enjoying the GolfSixes League event at Chesfield Downs Golf Club recently – some great shots were hit and the encouragement from the parents was magnificent.”
Drummond joins Ladies European Tour stars Felicity Johnson and Meghan MacLaren, and European Tour stars Andrew Johnston and Graeme Storm, as foundation ambassadors, andit is hoped that his profile as a television presenter, and his clear enthusiasm for the sport, can help the Golf Foundation to engage with more families new to golf.
Sarah Sorrell, Head of Marketing and Events for the Golf Foundation, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kerr as an ambassador to the Golf Foundation. We had heard that he was a very keen golfer and passionate about the values of the sport, values we of course share.
“Kerr’s broadcasting experience is sure to be of great benefit as we seek to extend our reach, but most of all we are thrilled by his enthusiasm about our work and his all-round positive attitude. He attended our latest GolfSixes League event on Sunday and spoke very well to the families present about how his father had supported him as a young golfer. It’s great to have Kerr on our team.”