At Golfing4Life we display a real philanthropic core due to our affiliation to the Teenage Cancer Trust. This life education provides a real illustration of adversity and gives perspective to our elite players. Once they have come of age they are encouraged to visit the specialist units.
It is important to factor that we do not just look for talent in the individual but early adversities that may hinder players going forward not just in golf, but more importantly in life itself. We have players that have lost parents or parents that have separated , golfers who have families that are financially challenged or even be unwell or have a disability to overcome. For example our rookie professional Sean Towndrow was blighted by lymphatic Cancer from the end of 2015. Sean was in a position to turn professional back then and comprehensively defeated world no 2 John Rahm in the British amateur championship before illness struck.
Fortunate enough to have access to some of the best minds in amateur and professional golf , the players at G4L will have every opportunity to achieve their potential with the right mentality and application. Our focus to enhance the importance of academics and provide a route to the US collegiate system encourages our younger players to always have alternatives to a golfing career. Relationships with corporate institutions offer possibilities of internships and further employment for players leaving the game. At Golfing4Life there is a care not to just develop talent, but also a life education and a better individual.
Sean Towndrow now on the road to recovery beat World No 4 Jon Rahm convincingly in the British Amateur Championship before being blighted by serious illness in 2016.
The English Amateur Championship
Paul Casey won the English Amateur in 1999 and 2000. He has gone onto win 16 times as a professional and represented Europe in the Ryder Cup three times.
Nick Faldo won the championship in 1975 and went onto become England’s most successful golfer to date.
2016 Masters winner, Danny Willet also won the English Am at Royal St George’s in 2007 as did Tommy Fleetwood at Little Aston in 2010.
The English Invasion!
Gian-Marco Petrozzi and Charlie Strickland took Wales by storm in 2017. The Englishmen were triumphant at the Welsh majors with Gian-Marco winning by 9. Seventeen year old Strickland confirmed his potential with a Spring to remember.