Supporters of junior grass roots golf are still able to secure a day with a European Tour, Senior Tour or Ladies European Tour professional by booking last-minute places for the 23rd Golf Foundation Pro-Am, held at the excellent venue of Buckinghamshire Golf Club on Monday, 12th October.
The popular event is supported by The European Tour and has raised more than £80,000 for Golf Foundation initiatives in the last four years. Although the field for this year’s Pro-Am is close to capacity, there are a number of team slots available for late bookers.
A highlight of the golfing calendar, the Golf Foundation Pro-Am welcomes teams of three amateurs who are joined by a Tour professional on the day for a Stableford competition which features a range of prizes and on-course challenges.
The attractions include a champagne breakfast, dinner and a charity auction, with all money raised going to the Golf Foundation’s work in junior grass roots golf development.
Competitors each year are typically from the world of business and sport, people who are keen to support the future of the game through the Golf Foundation, a charity that is committed to the sporting and social development of young people through golf. The Foundation raises money through the Pro-Am to fund programmes that make golf more accessible to children in schools, golf clubs and driving ranges.
Sarah Tennyson, Marketing Manager of the Golf Foundation, said: “Supported as it is by The European Tour, our Pro-Am is always appreciated by those who relish playing in a well presented competition. This event offers men and women from the golf industry and the business community a great opportunity to contribute to the future of the game while enjoying an excellent day’s golf at The Buckinghamshire.”
This year’s revenue will go towards the delivery of Golf Foundation initiatives such as Tri-Golf and Golf Xtreme in schools, the provision of the structured learning programme, the Junior Golf Passport, at golf facilities, and the Foundation’s inner-city project, ‘Golf Roots’, which this year has been taking place in 16 cities. All of these initiatives support the work of the national golf partnerships to increase the number of people taking up golf and staying in the sport.
Golf Foundation Pro-Am www.golf-foundation.org