In a statement released this week, the organisation noted that it showcased its HSBC Golf Roots programme at the championship, which aims to encourage youngsters from all backgrounds and circumstances to take up the game and learn "positive life skills".
As part of the initiative, an 'R&A Swingzone' was installed in the tented village at Royal St George's - the course hosting the Open - where the Golf Foundation worked with the PGA to try and introduce the sport to new players.
Prior to the event, HSBC joined up with The R&A - golf's governing body - in a "long-term relationship" that will lead to an increase in funding for the Golf Foundation over the next five years.
Following the Open Championship, won by Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke, Mike Round, chief executive of the Golf Foundation, revealed his delight at the announcement;
"[HSBC's] joint contribution with The R&A will help us to expand our already proven junior grass roots development strategy in schools, communities and clubs in support of the national plans for the growth of the game in England, Scotland and Wales," he said.
This comes after The Golf Foundation thanked Titleist for supplying some 2,500 golf balls for use in the Swingzone, as well as pro Louis Oosthuizen, who finished his second round at the tournament and then went on to join in with the kids' activities in the charity's tent.
With growing support for the organisation and its work, it could be that a rising number of young golfers who are introduced to the sport have the need to invest in golf GPS devices to help improve their game.
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