English Blind Golf Association
Lee is one of the patron's of the English Blind Golf Association.
Blind golf began back in the 1950s when a lot of injured people from the armed forces suffering from eye problems found pleasure in playing the game.
The sight impaired player is joined by a caddy whose vital role is to give the player as much information as possible.
Derrick Sheridan, Chairman & Handicap Secretary for the English Blind Golf Association said, "The caddy has to guide the players in the right direction by looking at the wind direction, distance and terrain. The player's relationship to the caddy is an important one".
If you are interested, please contact the EBGA through their website, or through the International Blind Golf Association
Winner of the B2 Gross Championship for 2010 was Andy Sellars of Yorkshire, who met with Lee at the Sports Personality of the Year in December 2010. You can check out his website here.
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Golf Foundation Charity
In December 2009 it was announced that Lee had agreed to become an ambassador for the Golf Foundation Charity, supporting Golf Roots, the national project that aims to improve the playing and personal skills of all young people.
For the previous eight years Lee had supported the Golf Foundation’s ‘Charity Challenge‘ and in 2009 was awarded with the organisations ‘Spirit Of Golf’ award at the British Open in July.
Mike Round, chief executive of the Golf Foundation, said:
“Lee Westwood has been a great inspiration to many young golfers and we are all delighted that he has agreed to become a Golf Roots ambassador. Through his links with our charity and the clear enthusiasm he shows for junior golf, Lee has also inspired the whole team behind the Golf Roots project, which is a highly important one for the future of the game.
Golf Roots introduces golf skills and the game’s ’skills for life’ to youngsters from all backgrounds and abilities, in schools and golf clubs and through special initiatives in city areas.”