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British companies back Golf Foundation Pro-Am

12.30am 20th September 2005 - People

Members of the business community have signed up in force for the annual Golf Foundation Pro-Am and will help to raise nearly £25,000 for junior golf in Britain.Up to now, twenty-six teams from the world of golf and industry have booked a place in the event, which is backed by the PGA European Tour and held at The Buckinghamshire, one of the south’s most prestigious golfing venues, on October 10. Teams of three amateurs will link up with a professional to do battle for prizes in a tournament now in its 19th year and going from strength to strength – the field is 50 per cent larger than that of last year’s Pro-Am.
It is estimated that the annual Golf Foundation Pro-Am will help to raise nearly £25,000 for junior golf in Britain. The Golf Foundation is the junior golf development charity committed to bringing golf to more young people and making the game more accessible to all juniors.
Money raised through the Pro-Am will go towards some of the Foundation’s key initiatives, including Tri-Golf in schools (Tri-Golf is a modified golf game that is colourful and safe and has been introduced to 3,000 primary schools during the last three years).
Golf Foundation chief executive Mike Round said, “We are delighted that so many companies and organisations have elected to field a team for the Golf Foundation Pro-Am at The Buckinghamshire. We would like to thank the PGA European Tour for their support for an event which is thriving because many people care about the future of golf and recognise that investing in junior grass roots golf is so important. Added to that, I think it will be a hugely enjoyable day for all those taking part, at an excellent golfing venue.”
On 10th October a strong field of professionals will be teeing it up, and the list of high quality players will include one of the sport’s greatest ever amateurs, Golf Foundation President Sir Michael Bonallack. Sir Michael’s presence is sure to make it a day to remember and all those golfers taking part – amateur or professional – will be doing their bit for junior golf.
Final team spaces for the event were being booked at the time of writing but there were a very small number still available.
The Golf Foundation

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