I only write about this because I consider junior golf important for the sake of growing the game.
The R&A is to continue its full support of the Faldo Series, the most
recognized junior golf event in the world founded by 6-time Major Champion Sir Nick Faldo.
The R&A has provided funding to the Faldo Series since its inception in 1996 and it was the first-named player initiative to be supported by the governing body.
Proceeds generated by The Open are used by The R&A to invest in the growth and development of golf around the world.
This support will continue to play a particularly crucial role in facilitating tournaments in new golfing regions, as well as furthering the development of junior golf by inviting world-class coaches to lead clinics at Faldo Series events.
Kevin Barker, Director – Golf Development, The R&A, said:
“As a supporter of the Faldo Series for many years, we have seen first-hand the impact it has made on the game by providing competitive opportunities for boys and girls around the world and helping their development.
The Series is expanding further into new and existing territories, including less-developed golf nations, providing more opportunities for participation in golf by young people.”
Meanwhile, PGA Jr. League‘s Little League World Series has grown to more than 60,000 boys and girls on teams spanning all 50 states in 2019. This, of course, does not detract from the significance of the Faldo Series.