Titleist, the #1 ball in golf, has announced that it is to continue to support the Golf Foundation as the charity encourages more youngsters into regular golf at club level.
Titleist has been a long-term supporter of the Golf Foundation’s commitment to offer children and young people the opportunity to play golf and enjoy the benefits the sport has to offer them.
This partnership plays a key role in the charity’s national ‘HSBC Golf Roots’ programme, which works to make the sport more accessible for young people from different backgrounds and circumstances. The Foundation offers first golf experiences to children in schools and communities and then seeks to provide long-term playing opportunities at golf clubs with support from the charity’s main partners.
For 2015, Titleist will provide golf balls (all bearing the HSBC Golf Roots logo) that will be used in major Golf Foundation promotional events and fundraising activities and also out in the field as the development team spreads the junior grass roots message at golf clubs and driving ranges.
HSBC Golf Roots reaches hundreds of thousands of youngsters a year from the classroom to the lesson tee at golf clubs. HSBC Golf Roots Ambassadors include Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Lee Westwood, Solheim Cup winning Captain Alison Nicholas and former European Tour player and respected broadcaster Ken Brown.
Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, said: “We are highly grateful to Titleist for having the understanding and commitment to play a key part in supporting the next generation of golfers in this way. Strong golf companies who share our vision to find new players and work to keep them in the game should be applauded.
“Our team of enthusiastic regional officers is actively training more teachers, sports officers and volunteers to support PGA Professionals who, through initiatives like our Junior Golf Passport, are creating more golf club members. Working with Titleist and our other key partners, we can reach many more youngsters together in 2015 and that is very exciting.”
Matthew Johnson, Titleist Brand Director, said: “Titleist is delighted to be supporting the Golf Foundation’s ‘Golf Roots’ initiative during 2015. As the #1 ball in golf, we see this as a great opportunity to educate these avid young golfers on the importance of the golf ball as a piece of equipment and how selecting the correct golf ball will help them to shoot lower scores. Furthermore, the reasons why the overwhelming majority of the world’s best players trust a Titleist golf ball are the exact same reasons as to why they should also play Titleist.”
Golf Foundation www.golf-foundation.org
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