Yesterday evening (Monday 24 October) the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf welcomed representatives from Sky Sports Golf to the Palace of Westminster.
The Group, which comprises around 60 Members from both Houses of Parliament and all major political parties, as well as over 80 organisational and individual associate members, has the singular remit to support the sport of golf through changing the perception of, and increasing participation in, the sport
Sky Sports’ Head of Golf, Jason Wessely, made a presentation to a packed room of MPs, Peers and Associate Members in Parliament. The presentation focused on Sky’s coverage of golf across all media, including the innovations that have been introduced in recent years.
Speaking after the meeting, Group Co-Chairman and Member of Parliament for Lincoln, Karl McCartney MP said “Members of the Group were delighted to welcome Jason to Parliament, and hear about the work that Sky Sports are doing to promote the game. Sky’s commitment to growing the game is admirable, and I hope that both their support for the sport’s governing bodies, and their coverage, will mean that we see more people playing golf, and staying fit and healthy. We look forward to putting the presentation online along with additional information various members asked Sky to make available.”
Jason Wessely added “Sky is committed to growing golf, both through our coverage of the game, and by supporting initiatives like Get into golf. It was an honour to present to Members and Associate Members in Parliament, and I hope that Sky Sports Golf will be able to work closely with the Group in the future to drive golf participation in the UK.”