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Golf Foundation welcomes £2,000 donation from National Club Golfer team

Story published at 11:18, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016


Publisher Will Shucksmith (centre) presents the cheque to Foundation Chairman Stephen Lewis (right) and President Sandy Jones (left)

Publisher Will Shucksmith (centre) presents the cheque to Foundation Chairman Stephen Lewis (right) and President Sandy Jones (left)

The Golf Foundation is “delighted” to receive a donation of £2,000 from respected golf magazine publisher Sports Publications Ltd, after its team selected the Foundation as its Nominated Charity in recent times.

Sports Publications Ltd produces the highly regarded national golf magazines National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer. National Club Golfer distributes 59,000 copies per month and both titles are available for free in all clubhouses across the UK and via subscription.

Golf-loving Editor Dan Murphy and Publisher Will Shucksmith were keen to support the Golf Foundation, the charity which helps young people to enjoy golf’s benefits and to ‘Start, Learn and Stay’ in the sport.

The Foundation’s national HSBC Golf Roots programme reaches 500,000 young people a year through golf and encourages them to experience the ‘Skills for Life’ that the sport can offer all participants.

To tee-up its support, Sports Publications Ltd informed all the golf clubs which receive its magazines that subscription and advertising payments made would include a donation to the Golf Foundation.

The charity has confirmed that the £2,000 raised so far will be utilised for club junior membership recruitment and retention activity in the Foundation’s support of its national development partners.

Along with this activity, the National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer teams publish frequent articles that support grass roots golf and encourage people of all ages to take up the game. Sports Publications Ltd also created the widely-viewed #ThisGirlGolfs video in its support of England Golf’s bid to welcome more female players into the sport.

“We are asked to support many good causes but I can’t think of any that are more deserving and relevant to us than the Golf Foundation,” said Dan Murphy. “We want to see many more kids getting the opportunity to try golf, and we want to be sure they are receiving a positive initial experience. We believe the Golf Foundation can help provide those two crucial elements and so are delighted to support their work as our official charity.”

Sarah Tennyson, Marketing Manager of the Golf Foundation, said: “The National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer teams are clearly passionate in their support of junior grass roots golf in our golf clubs and we will invest this money carefully as we seek to encourage boys and girls from all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy playing the game and learning about the benefits of the sport.

“Our team is delighted to receive this highly supportive contribution from Sports Publications Ltd, and we would also like to thank all the golf clubs who have helped to raise funds in this way.”

Golf Foundation www.golf-foundation.org

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