The PGA and Titleist have joined forces to provide brand new golf equipment for British troops serving in Afghanistan.
PGA partner Titleist, supporters of the annual PGA Graduation and PGA Play-offs, are shipping eight sets of clubs to Cyprus – as part of the Association’s long-standing backing of the charity Tickets for Troops.
The sets have been sent to the Mediterranean island following a request to replace worn out equipment, with golf a popular activity among servicemen and women. All troops on active service in Afghanistan are required to spend 24 hours in Cyprus at the end of their tour of duty before returning to the UK.
Leigh Davies, European marketing manager for Titleist Clubs, said: “Titleist is extremely proud to support British servicemen and women with a donation of our high-performance golf club and golf bag products.
“It is my sincere hope that this donation allows the troops to enjoy some well earned leisure time during their decompression in Cyprus, and that the Titleist equipment provided adds to their overall enjoyment of the game of golf.”
The package of clubs is just the latest initiative by the PGA to support and recognise Britain’s Armed Forces.
In 2011, Ryder Cup winning-captain, honorary PGA member and Tickets for Troops patron Colin Montgomerie took the Ryder Cup to Afghanistan on a morale-boosting tour. He was accompanied by PGA Captain Eddie Bullock and former PGA Captain Parnell Reilly.
PGA professionals have also been at the forefront of working with injured troops at the military rehabilitation centre at Headley Court as part of the PGA Golf Buddy Programme.
Bullock said: “Since my visit to meet with our troops in Afghanistan there has been an emotional connection. There is nothing more satisfying than the feeling of belonging to a group who are dedicated to helping each other, this is one small contribution, to say thank you.”
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