Golf Foundation lends its support to Claret Jug Trophy TourThe Golf Foundation is delighted to be lending its support to the Claret Jug Trophy Tour to celebrate The 150th Open while inspiring the next generation of golfers.
The famous trophy is touring the UK and Ireland as part of The R&A campaign supported by HSBC UK, and our charity is excited to be involved.
Golf Foundation Ambassador and PGA Trainee Professional Nicola Bennet launched the Claret Jug Tour with a golf session for a group of enthusiastic pupils at Hazelbury Primary School in Edmonton, North London (pictured below.)
The Golf Foundation team were then on hand to share the enthusiasm for The Open in Birmingham and Liverpool where children (and families) were treated to a host of golf activities. In total more than 100 children received a fun introduction to golf at the three celebratory events, alongside the opportunity to view the iconic sporting trophy up close.
In Liverpool, it was the turn of the Wirral Golf Academy, who use Arrowe Park Golf Course as a base, to host the Claret Jug Tour. It was brilliant to see 30 academy players and their families attend the event and enjoy 6 fun golf skills challenges plus a picnic, before having their picture taken with the famous golfing silverware.
Andy Leigh, the Golf Foundation's Unleash Your Drive Manager led a fun activity session and commented: “It was an absolute pleasure coaching the young golfers from The Wirral Golf Academy at Arrowe Park Golf Club. The children were really engaged with the session and in awe of the Claret Jug trophy. It was so special to be that close to a such an iconic trophy and we’ve hopefully inspired the next generation of golfers to keep working on their craft.”
The Claret Jug Tour will visit London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh before finishing at St Andrews in time for The 150th Open.
More information on The 150th Open Claret Jug Tour, in partnership with HSBC, can be found by visiting TheOpen.com, and following @TheOpen and @HSBC_UK on social.