The Golf Foundation has begun its search for a new chief executive following the departure of Mike Round for the Ladies European Tour after 14 years of service.
Founded as a grant giving body for primary schools in 1952, the Foundation attempts to make golf more accessible to children from different backgrounds and abilities, providing them with the technical and life skills associated with golf.
Whoever is appointed in the lead role will be charged with developing the Foundation’s national HSBC Golf Roots initiative.
This programme was introduced in 2003 by the Golf Foundation to provide opportunities for children and young people in areas where golf had not previously been seen as an option.
Golf Roots is also supported by some of the games most significant organisations including the R&A, the European Tour, the PGA and the Ryder Cup Committee.
Chairman of the Golf Foundation, Charles Harrison, is thankful to Round for the good work he carried out as apart of the Golf Roots initiative and other projects. When his replacement is appointed, Harrison hopes the charity will continue to strive.
"The right candidate will have a genuine appreciation of the need to encourage the next generation of young golfers from all backgrounds." - Charles Harrison
“People in golf recognise the outstanding job that Mike did in his time as chief executive,” said Harrison.
“It is really important that his successor also brings the highest values, enthusiasm and determination to the role to ensure that this charity continues to excel and develop in the future.
“The right candidate will have a genuine appreciation of the need to encourage the next generation of young golfers from all backgrounds, the varied skill set to run a highly respected national organisation, and the ability to work well with, and influence, leading figures from the world of golf and business.”
The Golf Foundation :: Applying for the role
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