The Junior Ryder Cup European Development Trust has made a £5,000 donation of golf equipment to local schools which will help develop the national junior golf programme, clubgolf.
The Junior Ryder Cup is a showcase of the top young golfing talent in Europe and the United States and an opportunity to celebrate the progress being made at grass roots level in Scotland as a result of the country winning the bid to host The 2014 Ryder Cup.
As a direct result of that bid the Scottish Government committed to introduce every nine year old in Scotland to golf by 2014, and clubgolf was set up to create initiatives to support development in young golfers. It will ensure The 2014 Ryder Cup leaves a lasting legacy for many years.
Running alongside this week’s event at Gleneagles, clubgolf has organised a festival showcasing its fun introduction to golf, with 600 local children taking part. It is the first time a Junior Ryder Cup has welcomed such large crowds.
The generous donation of equipment will ensure that a new generation of Perth and Kinross children are introduced to golf.