RA Donates to Childrens Initiative


An intitiative that was started to guide children into golf and away from social troubles has received the support from the Royal & Ancient Golf Club.. A gift of 10 sets of junior clubs and a donation of $1,000 from the R&A was given to a program that police in Perth, Scotland, are using to promote youngsters to become involved in golf.
Some of the profits made each year by the British Open Championship are used to help out various causes al over the world.
The Perth program is aimed at children between the ages of 10 and 15 and follow the Golf Foundation Tri-Golf Initiative.
'We are absolutely delighted to have the support of the R & A. We are using Tri-Golf to get kids interested in the full game of golf so that they follow a healthier lifestyle and hopefully learn some life lessons as well,' said Community Safety Officer Natalie Simpson.
There are 12 youngsters in the program with 60 more on a waiting list.
'We are supporting initiatives all over the world to bring more youngsters into the game, especially in under-privileged areas. It is gratifying to be involved with a program like this and to put something back into the Tayside region, where the police were so helpful in the return of the Open to Carnoustie in 1999,' said R&A's Golf Development Secretary Duncan Weir.