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Golf Australia Express : December 2012
Closer to home, the Australian PGA is also heavily involved in local charities, such as this year’s Pink Golf Day (more on that in a moment), as well as more organisations than we have time to list. Of course, it’s not just golf’s administrative bodies that get behind charities. Like several players on Tour, Adam Scott has his well- known foundation, aptly named the Adam Scott Foundation. (They’re an imaginative bunch, all right.) Scott’s foundation is primarily focussed on disadvantaged youth, while the scope of organisations created and supported by other players is vast and welcomed. For most of us, though, the world of professional golf exists in a different universe. Prize purses eclipse most annual salaries by an order of magnitude, and the astronomical sums handed over to charity by these players are likewise impossible for us to match. But you don’t have to play the Open Championship to open your wallet and get involved with some of golf’s humanitarian causes. With 21 confirmed charity golf days (and another 10 likely to go ahead) in the next 12 months around the country, the role golf plays in raising funds for needy causes seems as obvious as an Ian Poulter celebration. Many of these charity events do not seek big name players to draw participation—they are events for the public, for real people who play real golf. And they use fun to sell their message. Take The CounterStroke Golf Classic for example. Held over six events across the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas this series of events represents one of many opportunities for grassroots golfers to get on the green for a good cause. The initiative has raised nearly $1 million since its inception in 1994. While the numbers seem big, part of the push behind many charities is awareness. Like the National Stroke More than $60,000 was raised at a charity golf day ay Yarra Bend Golf Club for injured footballer Beau Vernon . GIVING A SHOT ADAM SCOTT FOUNDATION Raising funds for disadvantaged children, including a Scholarship & Autism grant program. adamscott.com BEN AND HEATHER CRANE FOUNDATION Creating awareness and raising funds for various charitable endeavours, including LOVE 146, H.O.P.E Farm, College Golf Fellowship, Young Life and St. Bernard Project. bencranegolf.com ELS 4 AUTISM GOLF CHALLENGE Raising funds for research aimed at understanding autism. Founded by Ernie Els. elsforautism.com TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION Offers education and college scholarships to disadvantaged youths [see video below]. The Tiger Woods Learning Center in California is home to the foundation. tigerwoodsfoundation.org GAME the GAME the Here are four current players with charitable organisations: