Generous Crown Golf club members have now donated over £100,000 to The Golf Foundation in the last eight years. Together with the charity, they have inspired thousands of youngsters to play the game.
They officially reached the milestone on 19 January 2015, when Crown Golf’s Chief Operating Officer Stephen Towers and the company’s Group Retail and Academies Manager Caroline Griffiths presented a cheque for £16,028 to Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive Officer at The Golf Foundation at Pine Ridge GC last month.
Caroline Griffiths said: “We are delighted to top the £100,000 mark, and are so proud of our generous members. Together they have helped The Golf Foundation to inspire thousands of youngsters over the last eight years. We thoroughly endorse what The Golf Foundation stands for, and what it achieves in our sport each year."
Since 2006, members at Crown Golf clubs have been contributing a small donation to The Golf Foundation when renewing their annual membership. The charity exists to give children and young people the opportunity to experience golf and the benefits it has to offer.
“We are extremely grateful to Crown Golf members” said Brendon Pyle. “They have been the biggest contributor to the Golf Foundation over the past seven years through our 'Commit to Junior Golf' fundraising campaign. Crown Golf facilities have also embraced our development work by creating links with local schools and offering structured coaching programmes, which have led to a good level of juniors joining their clubs. We look forward to continuing to work together in the future”.