To date, the charity has introduced 2 million young people to the sport, generated 50,000 regular golfers and increased the diversity of regular golfers. In addition, its specialist mental wellbeing programmes have helped millions of young people learn to cope better with stress and challenging situations.
Presenting the cheque to Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of Golf Foundation, in the presence of John Casserley from The Duke of Edinburgh Cup, KFE Managing Director Paul Williams said: “We have run our Annual Ball for staff, customers and industry suppliers for the past 20 years and were delighted that this year our golf tournament was selected as a qualifying event for the Duke of Edinburgh Cup World Finals.
“Golf Foundation was recommended to us as the recipient of our donation and having read up on the Foundation, especially their work with autistic and down syndrome children and its mental well-being programme, we wholeheartedly agreed.
“We hope to attend events where possible and look forward to developing a longstanding relationship with Golf Foundation.”
The two players who qualified for The Duke of Edinburgh Cup World Finals at this year’s KFE Golf Tournament are Mike Hulme of The Golden Fry in Benllech, Anglesey, and Lenny Carr-Roberts of Shoal in Winchester, Hampshire.
They will compete in the two-day tournament in September, which is held at two top courses around London and concludes with a round on The Royal Household Golf Club in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The event culminates in a prize-giving dinner at Windsor Castle in the presence of a senior member of the Royal Family.
Photo (L-R): John Casserley, The Duke of Edinburgh Cup, Paul Williams, Managing Director, KFE, and Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive, Golf Foundation.