National News  - 2011

National Skills

Eight young golfers stole the show when the national final of the 2011 Skills Challenge, supported by FootJoy, was held at the National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa.

The English Golf Union (EGU) and English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) will hold Handicap and Amateur Status seminars up and down the country throughout October, November and December to help highlight the changes to be brought in by 2012 CONGU Unified Handicapping System and new Amateur Status code.

English Women

Over 3,000 women and girls were encouraged to take up golf in 2010 thanks to a grant from the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA).

Louis Oosthuizen

Leading charity the Golf Foundation will be able to welcome thousands of youngsters to try golf during next week’s Open Championship at Royal St George’s, thanks to support from The R&A.

More than 8,000 youngsters from 42 counties took part in the largest ever British school golf project this summer.

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Sport England has given its support for the England Golf Partnership’s (EGP) plan to boost adult participation.

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23,739 new participants have been introduced to golf thanks to England Golf Partnership (EGP) Club Coaching Grants made during the last year.

Golf Roots

The Golf Foundation thanked The European Tour and four highly generous professional players for providing a Golf Roots experience to remember for local youngsters at Wentworth. (picture courtesy of Getty Images)

All winners of Golf Foundation Awards

Heroes of grass roots junior golf: volunteers, PGA professionals, junior organisers, schoolteachers and local authority officers were honoured at Wentworth Club during the Golf Foundation President’s Awards on Wednesday (25th May). (pictures courtesy of Getty Images)

Padraig with R&A

In his role as The R&A’s ‘Working for Golf Ambassador’, two-time Open Champion Padraig Harrington has been highlighting The R&A’s support of the Golf Foundation’s ‘Golf Roots’ programme, which makes golf more accessible to children from all backgrounds and abilities.

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