The Golf Trust believes in engaging people fully in their golf development. We choose to deliver in community spaces such as inner city estates, school halls, adventure playgrounds and parks. These untraditional golfing spaces enable us to reach new faces who can discover golf for themselves.
Inspiring the next generation of junior golfers is key to our work. We are improving the provision of golf in schools. Through our work in schools alone we have engaged over 250, 000 children though our programmes.
Golf is a sport that any age, ability or fitness level can play. Many of the communities that we engage with do not participate in any physical activity, we use golf to encourage regular exercise and movement in our players.
Through delivery with organisations such as MIND we have been allowed to deliver to individuals with mental health issues. We are committed to using golf as a tool for mental health awareness and to improve mental health. We have recently formed a partnership with the Warehouse Foundation to deliver a unique project called Strength in Mind. This project uses golf and other sports to get young people talking about their own mental health.
There is a lack of girls playing golf nationally. Increasing the number of girls playing golf is a passion of ours. To grow the game amongst girls we created a programme called “Golf Got Talent”. It adds a sporting twist to the TV show. The competition we held in 2015 saw 5,000 girls receive a minimum of 6 hours of sessions with 1,000 girls continuing to play golf today – 250 are members of golf clubs and 2 have been selected for the U14’s county squad.