To many people, making golf accesible to young people from disadvantage neighborhoods was impossible. But since 2008, the Crocogolf project has successfully taken up the challenge.

This pilot project created by the Fondation LACOSTE in partnership with the Fédération Française de Golf, the Golf National and the Communauté d’Agglomération de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines allows 24 children aged 7 to 14 from Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to play golf every Wednesday morning, with 120 other pupils from the École du Golf National. They can also play out on the green on weekends with their parents. Eight of them, enrolled in a more intensive program, attend extra lessons on Saturday and play in a series of competitions all year long. Given the success of this pilot project, two Crocogolf programs have since been initiated in the north of France.

Actions on the Green

We owe the passion for this sport to René Lacoste’s wife, Simone. Thanks to our Foundation, 4000 young people each year have the opportunity to have fun and to improve on the greens.

Actions on the Court

In tribute to René Lacoste, the Foundation supports associations with a key focus on tennis. Each year, this allows more than 8,000 young people to discover and play tennis.


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