Louis Oosthuizen and Lee Westwood are playing for more than just glory at the Major's in 2016.
Thanks to a unique partnership between UPS and Ping, for every birdie or better each player makes on golfs biggest stage, UPS will donate a set of Ping Moxie G junior clubs to deserving kids in select markets around the world.
The pair bagged a combined 29 at Augusta and now they move onto Oakmont where birdies may be harder to come by.
Called Bags for Birdies, the program is designed to support golfs future talent by giving them the tools they need to succeed on the course.
Ron Rogowski, UPS Vice President, explains the initiative:
Just as UPS is committed to excellence
in growing businesses worldwide, we are now applying the same principle to supporting the next generation of champions with the #bags4birdies program. We hope this will give the worthy
recipients a head start on their own journey to excellence.
UPS is working closely with golf's governing bodies across the globe to select worthy recipients in North America, UK, Germany, Costa Rica, China, South Africa, Vietnam and Japan.
Andrew Weir, Chairman of S.A. Kids golf, highlight the importance of the support from UPS and Ping:
The support of UPS and PING via the #bags4birdies program will enable more children to learn and play the game, this will be invaluable to the future of South African golf. This partnership is important as it will create a unique opportunity and access to the game, we are extremely grateful for this support.
The six club Ping G Moxie set is ideal for young golfers from 8 to 9 years old or between 48" and 53" tall. The set comprises a 370cc titanium driver, stainless steel fairway wood, three irons, an Anser putter and a lightweight carry bag with stand, it is perfect for junior players looking to develop his or her skills.
Flexible graphite shafts help the juniors get their shots airborne, and the lightweight clubs are fitted with junior-sized grips that help the golfer release the club properly through impact.