National News  - 2012

Golf participation holds steady despite bad weather

Record numbers of women and men in England are playing sport every week – and even the wettest summer for 100 years failed to dampen enthusiasm for golf, according to new figures from Sport England.

2012 Golf Foundation Award Winners

The Golf Foundation is calling on supporters of grass roots junior golf to nominate deserving recipients for its Presidents’ Awards, held next May.

70,000 get into golf during summer of sport

England’s network of County Golf Partnerships (CGPs) enjoyed a hugely successful summer of sport and introduced over 70,000 people to golf in the six months to the end of September.

GolfMark Award logo

Three golf clubs, each with an outstanding record of working with juniors and beginners, have been shortlisted for the prestigious GolfMark Club of the Year award, supported by COBRA PUMA GOLF.

Filey Golf Club is 600th GolfMark club

Filey Golf Club in north Yorkshire has just become the 600th club to achieve the GolfMark, England Golf’s award for junior and beginner-friendly facilities.

Cobra Puma Golf logo

Sporting goods company COBRA PUMA GOLF has given hundreds of golf clubs to support England’s County Golf Partnerships (CGPs) as they work to encourage more people to get into golf.

Golf Roots project a success

A Golf Foundation project in the Shrewbury area has been inspiring disadvantaged foster children through a team-based golf experience. The activity days were labelled “absolutely fantastic” by their foster organisation.

Golf Foundation Pro-Am 2012 presentation

The 26th Golf Foundation Pro-Am proved an excellent fundraising effort from all involved at London Golf Club on Monday (8th of October). Supporters of junior grass roots golf from the world of business, media and sport came together for the leading golf charity’s annual event to raise around £19,000 on a memorable day.

Golf Volunteers logo

The England Golf Partnership (EGP) is inviting nominations for its annual awards which recognise, celebrate and reward outstanding volunteers in golf.

Lee Westwood Golf Foundation 2012

The Golf Foundation team has a special reason for celebrating the success of the European Team at the Ryder Cup. More than half the side that won the match so brilliantly in Medinah on Sunday has supported the Golf Foundation in recent years, and a number have played key roles in the charity’s development.

Our Partners