THE UK’s largest Asian golf tournament is to be held at Huddersfield Golf Club.
Waterton Park Asian Golf Society’s annual tournament will be at the Fixby course on Sunday.
The tournament has attracted a host of corporate sponsors and funds raised at the event will go towards Waterton Golf Society’s Community Schools Programme which works to attract inner-city children to the sport.
PGA qualified members deliver a six to eight week training programme across schools in Yorkshire with dedicated sessions for special needs schools in order to promote golf among young people of all backgrounds.
In 2008 and 2011 The Golf Academy was shortlisted for the Queens Voluntary Award and in 2010 the Annual Golf Open Day received a Royal visit by HRH Princess Royal, who personally congratulated organisers for what she believed was an outstanding project.
The society was set up by Jas Athwal, the UK’s first Sikh golf club captain.
He said: “I’m incredibly passionate about golf and we initiated the Schools Programme as a means of empowering young people from all backgrounds to participate and raise their aspirations.
“It’s great that we’re able to bring the largest Asian Golf tournament to Huddersfield Golf Club.
“I believe it’s one of the best courses in Yorkshire and we’re extremely grateful to the golf club for allowing us to share this special event with them.”