The Golf Foundation

Changing the lives of young people through golf

Our mission is to change the lives of young people by introducing them to golf. We want to encourage them to keep playing and developing the skills for life that the game teaches. This will not only change the lives of thousands of young people, but it will keep our game invigorated.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (285917)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


United Kingdom


We break down the barriers to golf by changing perceptions of the sport through introducing the game in a fun, innovative and engaging way. We make golf more available and accessible to young people regardless of their background, gender or ability. With recent evidence linking golf and health, our activities provide a vehicle in which to help improve physical and mental health as well as opportunities to enhance social well-being.


We work closely with schools, community groups and clubs by providing adapted equipment, training workshops, resources, grants, competitions and support from our team of Regional Development Officers. Working with our network of over 450 golf clubs, over 400 School Games Organisers and 373 community groups in England alone, we aim to introduce golf to 500,000 children each year. From diversity to disability, we operate ten development initiatives that help young people to access the sport.

  • Since learning to play I have had to develop so many skills. I am a different person; I was shy but I have become more confident by playing golf. I now help coach the younger groups. I have been asked to be the club’s next junior captain, something I never dreamed would happen.

    — Leah - "Golf has helped change my life for the better"