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London Golf Club hosts 27th Golf Foundation Pro-Am, supported by The European Tour

11.50am 9th August 2013 - Growing the Game - This story was updated on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The International course at London Golf Club
The International course at London Golf Club

Team places are now available for the 27th Golf Foundation Pro-Am, which will be held on Monday, 7th October, at London Golf Club.

The Golf Foundation Pro-Am is supported by The European Tour and is a highly popular event among golf-lovers from the golf industry and world of business who wish to help make a genuine difference for young people through sport.

This year the event returns to one of the country’s most popular golfing venues at London Golf Club, in Ash, Kent (near Brands Hatch).

The Pro-Am drama will be played out on The International course. The International is judged to be among the finest downland courses in Europe, offering an exciting mix of risk and reward to its players. The highly attractive course has been used for for European Tour Qualifying and Regional Open Qualifying in the recent past.

Teams of three amateurs will be supported by a Tour professional for a Stableford better-ball competition which features a range of prizes and on-course challenges. The atmosphere on the day is always very friendly as amateurs are joined by European Tour, European Senior Tour and Ladies’ European Tour players.

Attractions include a champagne breakfast before a shot-gun start, an excellent dinner and a charity auction and raffle, with all money raised on the day going to the HSBC Golf Roots programme, the Golf Foundation’s national strategy to make the game more accessible to children from all backgrounds and abilities (more than £160,000 has been raised through the Pro-Am in the last eight years).

The European Tour’s Fredrik Lindgren said: “The Golf Foundation Pro-Am provides a chance for our members to acknowledge the great work that the Golf Foundation carries out to help our sport towards an exciting future. Many of our UK members have taken part in Golf Foundation activities when they were in school and to celebrate it all at The London Golf Club, a European Tour Destination, will be tremendous. We have booked our teams!”

Sarah Tennyson, Marketing Manager of the Golf Foundation, said: “There is no doubt that the Foundation’s Pro-Am is a true highlight of the season for many business people. Being held at a great venue with the support of The European Tour makes this a unique opportunity to mix some great golf with prized networking opportunities.

“The European Tour is one of our strongest supporters as a charity that seeks to change the lives of children and young people through HSBC Golf Roots. This Pro-Am is a great way for companies to ‘put something back’ into the grass roots of the game and help the next generation of young players.”

The big day is on 7th October. Bookings are for £1,200 per team. Shotgun start at 10.30am.

HSBC Golf Roots and the Golf Foundation

London Golf Club

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