LEE BROMLEY GOLF FOUNDATION - Enriching the Lives of Disadvantaged Children through Golf.
The Lee Bromley Golf Foundation (LBGF) is a “Grass Roots” initiative and “First Touch” program that introduces golf to disadvantaged children from deprived areas, with the purpose of providing them an opportunity to build character and learn important life skills, such as;
LBGF, registered as a non-profit company, is the vision of Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lee Bromley, a professional golfer since 1994. Bromley entered into an agreement with Howick Golf Club, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in July 2013 as the Head Professional Golfer, to offer professional golf services and develop golf. Upon commencement, Bromley was astounded by the number of children living in poor conditions in the informal settlement, Shiyabazali, which borders the golf course. After a meeting with the uMngeni Mayor, the hounorable, Cllr MbaliMyeni, Bromley visited the settlement and presented an opportunity to the headman for the children to learn golf at Howick Golf Club. After a few coaching sessions, Bromley realised that the children were learning more than just golf. A vision for using golf as a tool to provide the children with the ability to better themselves and learn important life skills was created. The Howick Golf Club Project soon proved very successful and LBGF soon realised that the model created can, and should be implemented across KwaZulu-Natal and beyond.
LBGF is a youth development organisation that uses the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model, with age appropriate skills activities to assist in the development stages that all individuals go through, whether they are physical, emotional or social.
More than a golf learning centre, LBGF provides a positive impact on children, their families and their communities through the great game of golf. It provides the perfect framework for optimal growth, development and maturation through golf.
Any contributions in cash and/or contra are greatly appreciated.