It was 2007th. Ukraine, one of the largest countries in Europe, got it’s first golf club.
Alexander Kobitev, the creator and president of the First Golf Club, identified the free of charge children golf academy as the main priority of the club's policy also paying attention to the family-lifestyle golf activities and of course amateur and professional sport, the top of the golf pyramid.
With the concept chosen, the First Golf Club quickly became one of the most active bodies of the Golf Federation of Ukraine and the First Golf Club was among active participants of the EGA (European Golf Association) regional activities.
A nightmare came in 2014. Death, destruction, broken fates ... It is impossible to believe, but the First Golf Club was completely destroyed.
The golf club was destroyed as a result of military actions. The First Golf Club has become a target for multiple rocket systems and shells, with everything worth attention later taken away by the marauders.Life goes on - the ideas of creators of the First Golf Club was reflected today in the creation of a public program of golf development.
An international fund has been set up. The support of golf and other sports stars and celebrities has been received. This is not a commercial project, it's a matter of honor and it’s an investment of every indifferent - in the peace, in the future - children, in the opportunity to confirm belonging to the great Planet, Planet of Golf!
Without wasting time in 2015, we set up the International Golf Support and Development Foundation based in Poland.
2016 is the time devoted to organizing the Foundation and preparing its action plan for the next 5 years. These are meetings and conversations with golfers' friends from the European Golf Association, the Polish Golf Association and the Ukrainian Golf Federation.
In the 2017 Season, the First Foundation Tournament is played at Golf Club Pszczyna. This is the best opportunity to talk and present the Foundation's statutory goals.
In 2018, in addition to the Foundation Tournament at Golf Club Pszczyna, we organize the first free golf lessons for children and teenagers.
2019 is the intensification of the Foundation's activities - we organize a tournament at the Silesian Golf Club, in which over eighty golfers take part. We financially support a golf trip for children organized by the Armada Golf Club from Bytom. We are the initiator of Golf Holidays - the first free golf learning program for children in Silesia. Together with four Golf Clubs - Golf Club Pszczyna, Golf Park Mikołów, Tyskie Golf Club and the Silesian Golf Club - free lessons for children take place in over club every August. This is our success - over 100 children took part in the classes.
We will do even more in 2020 !!! - we believe that golf connects generations and nations ... golf brings peace.