Global Edition to raise funds for Golf Foundation

7.10am 13th August 2013 - Growing the Game - This story was updated on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Mike Round, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation (left), shaking hands on the partnership with Richard Barker, General Manager of, at Collingtree Park Golf Club
Mike Round, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation (left), shaking hands on the partnership with Richard Barker, General Manager of, at Collingtree Park Golf Club is to help the next generation of golfers to thrive by raising funds for the Golf Foundation.

As the Foundation’s new ‘Official Tee-Time Booking Partner’, a scheme will begin in 2014 whereby golf clubs will each be asked to donate funds raised from the sale of four golf course green fees to the Golf Foundation, collected by the team. will also be donating all of the commission from the sale of these tee times directly to the Golf Foundation.

Money raised will support the leading golf charity’s work in making the game more accessible to children from all backgrounds and circumstances. The Golf Foundation’s ‘HSBC Golf Roots’ strategy grows the game in schools and communities and then encourages more young people into the club environment where they can enjoy golf and the sport’s ‘Skills for Life’, attributes like honesty, respect and good sportsmanship.

Initially, 150 out of 350 golf clubs which are HSBC Golf Roots Centres will be approached to launch the scheme, with a second tranche of clubs lined up to take part next year.

Richard Barker, General Manager of, said: “ and the Golf Foundation recognise that many golf clubs are only too keen to support the next generation of youngsters. Club members and/or the club manager can decide to donate tee times and raise money to help provide opportunities for more young players. Many of these members are already heroes of junior golf due to their volunteering, and this simple scheme allows them to build on the club’s contribution to the game.”

Richard added: “We at were drawn to supporting the Golf Foundation because of both the inclusive nature of its programmes and also the clear drive of the charity’s team to change the lives of young people for the better through offering life skills as part all of their activities.

“As a company that loves golf and respects the sport, its friendly competition, sportsmanship and heritage, we really wanted to put something back to help the next generation.”

Mike Round, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be associated with in this project. is a company that recognises that in working with golf clubs and golfers it is vital that the industry keeps the sport healthy for the future.”

Mike added: “ joins a select group of companies and organisations who are going the extra mile to support the Golf Foundation. Hopefully staff from other golf companies reading this will be impressed with the support of and will consider how their company can also take the step to encourage the next generation of young players by backing our programmes.”

The fundraising project is aimed at existing customers for ease of administration in donating tee times. Golf clubs wishing to find out more about the company’s services can contact General Manager Richard Barker on 07793 775207, or email

Golf clubs who would like to find out more about how they can become involved at a local level with the Golf Foundation can contact one of seven Regional Development Officers through the ‘Contact Us’ button at

HSBC Golf Roots and the Golf Foundation

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