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Golf Foundation Celebrates Heroes of Junior Golf

12.30am 21st May 2010 - Management Topics - This story was updated on Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Golf Foundation Annual Awards Group

The heroes of grass roots junior golf: volunteers, PGA professionals, junior organisers, schoolteachers and local authority officers were celebrated at Wentworth Club during the Golf Foundation Annual Awards on Wednesday 19 May.

Taking place in Wentworth Club’s magnificent Ballroom courtesy of Golf Foundation supporter The European Tour, the ceremony heralded those inspirational figures who have worked closely with the leading golf charity during the last year to make golf more accessible to children from all backgrounds and abilities.

While the top players of today prepared to do battle in the BMW PGA Championship outside, Golf Foundation Vice President Bernard Gallacher presented awards in front of a packed audience to the people who are helping to inspire the next generation of golfers.

Charles Harrison, Chairman of the Golf Foundation, said: “This ceremony offers the opportunity to thank a number of individuals who have worked tirelessly in the interest of developing grass roots junior golf and helping youngsters to learn not only the mechanics of the golf swing but also important life skills that can really help them in later life.”

Mike Round, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, added: “For our work to succeed the Golf Foundation relies heavily on all those with passion working at the grass roots of the game. Their dedication to helping others can teach and also inspire us all.”

The President’s Awards were presented as follows:

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