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Charles Harrison is new Chairman of Golf Foundation

12.17am 24th April 2009 - People

Charles Harrison has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Golf Foundation, the charity committed to the sporting and social development of young people through golf.

He takes over from John Uzielli, who held the role for six years during which time the Foundation successfully expanded its activities in bringing golf to young people from all backgrounds and abilities.

Prior to his recent retirement Charles Harrison held a senior position in Shell. He has previously been captain of golf at Cambridge University, and is a former county champion. He is a member of Sunningdale Golf Club and The R&A.

Charles was formally accepted as Chairman during the Golf Foundation’s Annual General Meeting, held at Wentworth on Thursday, 23rd April.

He said, “I am honoured and delighted to take on this important role with the Golf Foundation, which is introducing golf to ever greater numbers of young players. These youngsters represent the future of the game.

“I am keen to help because golf has given me great experiences and friendships over many years. In supporting my Golf Foundation colleagues, we are committed to building on the successes achieved under the chairmanship of John Uzielli, and we will pursue some exciting goals moving forwards.”

Mike Round, chief executive of the Golf Foundation, said, “We are thrilled to start working with Charles and to make use of his considerable business and organisational experience, together with his obvious passion for the game and desire to put something back into grass roots junior golf.

“Charles takes over from John Uzielli who has been a wonderful Chairman and has guided the organisation through an important period of growth. His commitment has been unquestionable throughout his term of office and we thank him for his valuable contributions.”

Golf Foundation www.golf-foundation.org

       

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