In seven months we have sponsored ten juniors in Canada, five in India, one in Nepal and at the end of January I head to Bolivia to help with a junior golf clinic there.
On Monday, the weather was fantastic and I had golfers from all over who I had played with before and met some new golfers that were Jeremy (my COO’s) golfing buddies.
I also had a couple of people who I had met the previous week (at the Australian Open) pop in to say hello and offer their support with what we are doing for junior golf.
My team was Rod Butchers (a sometime caddy I met at the Australian Open last year) and Mike Forsythe (a doctor who I met randomly at Moore Park Golf a few weeks ago).
We had 26 players and had a multitude of prizes so most people left with a little something to celebrate our launch.
Great food, fantastic weather, amazing people and a wonderful course to play – what more could I ask for?
We also raised a little money and awareness about what we are doing.
We had support from all over the world and had prizes from St Andrews Links Trust (thanks to Gordon Moir) Esker Hills Golf Club (thanks to Ray Molloy) Glenfiddich (thanks to Mark Little), The Vintage (thanks to Matt Farley), Pullman Magenta Shores Resort, Kangaroo Valley Golf and Country Resort, Pymble Golf Club, Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club, Lynwood Country Club and Acushnet (thanks Matt Dowling).
On Tuesday, I had messages and support from all over the world – Bolivia, Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, Australia and the USA.
I am lucky to have so much support now to get some more sponsorship money to help with the costs of the Bolivian project.
If you want to help us get more underprivileged juniors golfing around the globe, sign up here and sponsor a child.