Titleist is to continue its support of the Golf Foundation and its objective of making the sport more accessible for young people.
The Golf Foundation and Titleist have reached agreement that the world-leading golf ball manufacturer will be Official Golf Ball Supplier to the Golf Foundation for 2008.
Titleist is supplying 1,750 dozen golf balls to the Foundation, a charity committed to the sporting and social development of young people through golf. The golf balls will be used across the Golf Foundation’s school and community golf initiatives and at promotional events as the Foundation supports the national golf partnerships of England, Scotland and Wales.
Mike Round, chief executive of the Golf Foundation, said, “We are delighted that Titleist has agreed to be Official Golf Ball Supplier to the Golf Foundation for another year. Our promotional activity to help grow the game is a vital part of our work as an organisation and this continued support is greatly appreciated.”
Neil Jessiman, Titleist’s European marketing manager, is only too pleased to lend assistance. He said, “We have supported the Golf Foundation for a number of years now and we are continually impressed with the effort they put in to encouraging kids to take up the game.”
In school and community golf initiatives, which provide a pathway for the new player from the school to the golf club, the Golf Foundation works with ever-increasing numbers of children and supporting adults. In 2007 the Foundation trained a total of 4,451 volunteers, sports leaders, coaches and teachers to deliver golf to youngsters (this figure represents a 44 per cent increase from 2006) and an estimated 700,000 children experienced golf through the Golf Foundation.
To maintain this momentum the Golf Foundation needs more funding from golfers up and down the country. The Foundation recently started the ‘Commit to Junior Golf’ campaign, in which it is asking all golf club members to contribute £2 per year to help protect the future of the game. Readers can find out more about the campaign at www.golf-foundation.org