From touchline to Troon – StreetGolf
StreetGolf – the Golf Foundation’s entry level golf format for kids aged 11 upwards – is poised to be bigger and better than ever in 2017.
A growing school and community activity which, through the successful ‘National StreetGolf Championship’, is reaching young people all over England and Wales who may otherwise never pick up a golf club.
Many experience playing in their local finals at a golf club (their first experience of playing at a club!) while others find themselves hitting golf shots at a football stadium thanks to a unique partnership with Premier League for Sport (PL4S) that harnesses the ‘power of football’
StreetGolf played a key part in Scottish Golf ’s ‘Drive to The Open and Beyond’, in which children across South Ayrshire played to qualify for a StreetGolf Challenge in Troon to help tee-up The Open itself.
The StreetGolf project enjoyed support of £3,650 from the Stanley Morrison Charitable Trust, which has given generously to the Foundation for golf projects involving young people in Scotland for 20 years.
Ann Lang, Regional Schools & Community Officer (West of Scotland) for Scottish Golf, set up StreetGolf projects in the three regional authorities (East, North, South), involving community programmes and youth clubs, to prepare for the Challenge.