Stars of the future
Young people always follow the world stars of their new sport and this charity has been fortunate in recent years to have welcomed a number of great players who have inspired boys and girls to play more golf.
Most recently, Ryder Cup star Rickie Fowler and the much-loved ‘Beef‘ Johnston have wowed young golf fans at The Open Championship.
The Golf Foundation is present at each Open Championship courtesy of championship organisers The R&A. Many top players have played Tri-Golf and StreetGolf in the ‘R&A SwingZone’ in recent years, encouraging hundreds of young people to match their swings and putting strokes.
Stars including Tom Watson, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Laura Davies, Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott, Darren Clarke, Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood and, in 2016, ‘Beef’ Johnston have all brought their personalities to these fun games and every single player has enjoyed the experience. Competitors at The Open clearly have a feel for the history of the game and also their role in bringing on the next generation.
Three-time Open Champion Sir Henry Cotton, one of this charity’s founders, would surely be proud to see this level of support.