This Christmas The Golf Trust is asking golfers and golf clubs to gift unwanted golf balls to youngsters in Ghana, Africa.
Fafali is a charity that delivers a Golf & Goal programme that provides golf coaching and mainstream education for children who would otherwise not receive it. If the children stay on the course, they are gifted equipment to continue their golf education alongside their schooling.
“The Golf Trust has worked with Falafi for the last 3 years, providing advice, coaching and golf equipment, but a recent shortfall in golf balls leaves the children with nothing to play with,” explains Cae Menai-Davis. “We want to send a huge shipment of balls to them in the New Year to get 2024 off to a great start.”
It is very easy for golf clubs to get involved. You will need to have a donation point, put up some posters, share social posts and in the New Year, The Golf Trust will collect the balls.
Staffordshire Union of Golfers has been one of the early adopters of the campaign thanks to support from Gareth Shaw, County Secretary. He commented, “It is a joy for the county to be able to support this campaign, we as golfers have lots of golf balls hanging around in the garage, and we believe there is no better way to utilise these golf balls than giving them to new golfers in Africa.”
The first clubs to sign up for the campaign include Trentham Golf Club, Barlaston Golf Club, and The South Staffordshire Golf Club whose Club Manager, Gareth Anthony, commented, “Coming from Africa, I am delighted that my members are able to support golfers in Ghana.”
The impact of Golf & Goal is not measured by the team at Fafali in terms of golf, but in terms of the life opportunities it gives to the children. But, in just 3 years, the pathway has already produced incredibly talented golfers.
One of the first beneficiaries of golf equipment, Julienne Afi Amezado, became the first African female to participate in the Mack Championship Invitational in America this year.
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