Royal Eastbourne presents £1,150 to the Golf Foundation

The members of Royal Eastbourne Golf Club have made a “fantastic” £1,150 donation to the Golf Foundation.

The traditional private members club is working hard to welcome new young golfers. The membership encourages boys and girls to experience the club and its facilities while its team of PGA Professionals works with schools in the area with support from the Golf Foundation’s Regional Development Officer Andy Wright.

Club Secretary David Lockyer said: “There is great goodwill towards new players from our members who recognise the importance of encouraging the next generation. Our membership raised this money by agreeing to add a £2 donation to their annual subscription fees. This is a very simple way to support a great cause in golf.”

The Golf Foundation’s Andy Wright said: “Royal Eastbourne’s members should be very proud of the commitment they have shown to junior golf. Head Professional Alan Harrison understands the importance of encouraging youngsters and families to enjoy the game. Laurence Collier, one of Alan’s PGA Professional team, has really embraced our work in the school network and then relished the opportunity to invite schools back to the club for golf festivals and coaching, where he excels as a coach of young golfers using the new Junior Golf Passport.

Mike Round, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, said: “The whole team at the Golf Foundation would like to thank the members at Royal Eastbourne for their fantastic donation. David Lockyer and team should be commended on this good communication within the club and we would be delighted to see more golf clubs follow this path and help us to increase our HSBC Golf Roots activity.”