The Golf Foundation has extra reason to celebrate Europe’s Ryder Cup win, with more than half the side being involved with the charity in some capacity.

Paul Lawrie – who ran away with his singles match against Brandt Snedeker on Sunday – is vice president of the initiative, which aims to give children from all backgrounds the chance to take up the game.

Lee Westwood has also represented the foundation as an ‘HSBC Golf Roots‘ ambassador, and fan-favourite Ian Poulter is a former recipient of the foundations’ ‘Spirit of Golf’ award, given out to players who inspire the younger generation to get involved in golf.

Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy have also lent their support to the foundation in the past, and 2010 captain and Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie is the current president.

The Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, Mike Round, said: “It is wonderful that many of our leading golfers are prepared to support the next generation of young golfers. They do so in various ways: for example, the Foundation offered support to Lee Westwood as a youngster and he has repaid this brilliantly by backing our efforts to reach new young players.

“Other players, including Zach Johnson and Webb Simpson from the American team, have given their time to take on the youngsters at Tri-Golf at events such as The Open Championship, and really helped us to raise our profile.”