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The 29th Golf Foundation Pro-Am, supported by The European Tour

Story published at 12:21, Thursday, April 2nd, 2015


The International course, among the finest downland courses in Europe

The International course, among the finest downland courses in Europe

Team places are now available for the Golf Foundation Pro-Am, which will be held on Monday, 28th September, at London Golf Club, a European Tour Destination.

The Golf Foundation Pro-Am, the 29th of its kind, is supported by The European Tour and is a highly popular event among golf-lovers from the golf industry and world of business who wish to help make a genuine difference for young people through sport.

This year the event is held again at one of the country’s most popular golfing venues at London Golf Club, in Ash, Kent (near Brands Hatch).

The Pro-Am drama will be played out on The International course, which is judged to be among the finest downland courses in Europe, offering an exciting mix of risk and reward to its players. The highly attractive course has been used for European Tour Qualifying and Regional Open Qualifying in the recent past.

Teams of three amateurs will be supported by a Tour professional for a Stableford better-ball competition which features a range of prizes and on-course challenges. The atmosphere on the day is always very friendly as amateurs are joined by European Tour, European Senior Tour and Ladies’ European Tour players.

Attractions include a champagne breakfast before a shot-gun start, an excellent dinner and a charity auction and raffle, with all money raised on the day going to the HSBC Golf Roots programme, the Golf Foundation’s national strategy to make the game more accessible to children from all backgrounds and abilities (more than £200,000 has been raised through the Pro-Am in the last ten years).

George O’Grady, Chief Executive of The European Tour, said: “The Golf Foundation Pro-Am is a wonderful event, raising money for an excellent cause and The European Tour is very proud to support it. London Golf Club provides the perfect venue and no doubt those taking part will enjoy a tremendous day.’’

Sarah Tennyson, Marketing Manager of the Golf Foundation, said: “There is no doubt that the Foundation’s Pro-Am is a true highlight of the season for many business people. Being held at a great venue with the support of The European Tour makes this a unique opportunity to mix some great golf with prized networking opportunities.

“The European Tour is one of our strongest supporters as a charity that can make a great difference for children and young people through HSBC Golf Roots. This Pro-Am is a great way for companies to ‘put something back’ into the grass roots of the game and help the next generation of young players.”

The big day is on 28th September. Bookings are for £1,200 per team.

Golf Foundation www.golf-foundation.org.

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