Andrew is the founder of Strive Capital, a capital investments firm who recently acquired Academia Technology Group, the UK’s largest Apple reseller. Andrew sits on the Board of many of the companies he has invested in including Fetch, Oakman Inns & Restaurants and F3Group as well as overseeing a large property portfolio. Andrew previously established Annodata, one of the UK’s top independent technology services businesses which he sold after 27 years to Kyocera Corporation in 2016.
Andrew is a keen sportsman and golfer who began his career as a footballer with clubs including Wycombe Wanderers and Marlow FC. He is involved in various philanthropic activities and is dedicated to helping young people reach their potential, particularly through sport.
Simon is currently Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and Business Development at Universal Music Group. He joined Universal in 2003 and has worked on a wide range of transactions across the full spectrum of its business, as well as dealing regularly with government and regulatory authorities.
He previously worked for Dentons as a solicitor, focusing on competition and media law. While there he undertook a secondment to the BBC.
Simon attended the University of Bristol gaining a BA (Hons) in History. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1997.
Simon also serves as a Trustee of Key4Life, a charity dedicated to reducing youth re-offending and offering opportunity to some of the most marginalised groups in the UK.
David Sharpe is the Chief Operating Officer at Universal Music UK. He has worked at various roles across Universal since 2001, most notably 10 years as the Commercial Director @ Island Records. / He is currently responsible for the Commercial Division, Catalogue Business, Abbey Road Studios, Universal Ireland and the finance and royalty functions at Universal. Previously he worked at Virgin Records in London, Capitol Records in Los Angeles.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Dublin and is a Graduate of Trinity College Dublin. / David is a sports enthusiast who also enjoys a membership at Burhill Golf Club in Surrey. He is extremely passionate in providing pathways and opportunities for young people.
After close to 30 years of city based experience working across New York and London, James founded the non-profit initiative Golfing4Life, with the sole purpose of helping young people develop in life and sport. Since G4L’s inception in 2013, James has helped over 40 young athletes realise their potential in achieving 1200 national honours and titles across the globe.
Now the driving force at Trinifold Sports, James is instrumental in day to day operations and in establishing corporate partnerships and philanthropic relationships. An individual who’s passion for support is limitless, James is devoted to not only making champions in sport, but champions in life too.
A pioneer in foreign exchange, he possesses an unrelenting will to help young people and provide a talent pathway.
Tony has masterminded the development of international companies including; fintech specialist Centtrip and lifestyle company Apothem. He not only supports every step at Trinifold Sports but also the work with our affiliated charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust.
They exist to help connect talented young golfers with the best universities in the United States, supporting junior golfers to fulfil their academic and golfing potential.
Their passionate team has assisted in the placement of more than 1,400 junior golfers into recognised US College Golf teams, securing over $100,000,000 worth of scholarship funding along the way.
Founded in 2004 by Walker Cup and Eisenhower Trophy winner Lorne Kelly, a successful graduate of Coastal Carolina University and recognised as one of the world’s leading college golf recruiters, their ethos of using staff with US college golf experience to help mentor their clients and guide golfers and their parents through the full scholarship placement process.
They are the only scholarship consultancy to be recognised and endorsed by the Golf Coaches Association of America which is testament to their continued success whilst ensuring all the relevant rules and eligibility criteria are respected.
Under the direction of Managing Director Brendan McKenna, ProDreamUSA have built a team of former US scholarship recipients, all of whom utilise their own experiences to ensure their clients receive the best level of support, with the ultimate goal of placing them in the ideal environment for both their golf and academic aspirations.
Golfing4Life firmly believes that the US College Golf system is the best place for aspiring golfers to reach their potential in the game, whilst studying towards a recognised degree or diploma, allowing them to pursue a professional career whether in golf, business or wider industry.
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Tim is a creative and innovative business leader. He and his brother founded IT firm Annodata in the 1980’s and grew the business into one of the largest independent technology service providers in the UK. Tim now has a varied portfolio of business interests and is passionate about philanthropy and providing opportunities to young people. Tim’s knowledge and experience in the business world makes him a key member of the Trinifold Sports Management board of directors
Matty Lamb selected for the prestigious match at Seminole, returning as GB&I’s top points scorer
The CubeFunder Shootout was hosted at historic Golf at Goodwood in May. Team Trinifold’s Callum Farr was the eventual winner achieving opportunities on the Challenge Tour.
The CubeFunder Championship presented by Trinifold Sports takes place at Luton Hoo in August 2021
Our co-sponsorship delivers a key pathway and Order of Merit for Team Trinifold.
Tom Sloman, Conor Gough and Tom Plumb represent GB&I at Royal Liverpool, with Sloman achieving the status of top points scorer.
G4L came about based on the realisation that there were talented golfers struggling to progress through the ranks due to a lack of support and resources. An important factor we have considered from the start is not only the talent of the individual but the early adversities that may hinder them going forward not just in golf, but more importantly in life itself.
“There is something tremendously rewarding about providing unconditional support and sometimes, just sometimes, people have the opportunity to make a huge difference to society and engineer an outstanding sporting legacy”.
G4L Co-Founders, James Byers & Bill Curbishley
Over 20 elite amateur titles
Nine elite titles in the first six weeks of the season, followed up by the Walton Heath Trophy, Annika Invitational, English Amateur and Scottish Amateur.
The MENA Tour order of merit is added to the Portuguese Amateur title and the Sunningdale Foursomes in the early part of 2020. The remainder of the season was limited due to COVID, nevertheless the North of England and Tillman Trophy Titles are added.
Offering our elite amateurs, the opportunity to experience the professional game preparing them for the transition from the amateur ranks
Our players achieve selection in three consecutive matches
Full use of the facilities is available for all the player’s including, both courses, practice facilities, trackman, putting lab studio, strength and conditioning and short game academy.
Kristoff Both and the Porsche family at Golf Alcanada are our warm weather training partners. All our players are welcomed at the 6-star facility along with our coaches and staff. Every year the G4L players enjoy training camps at one of the most prestigious venues in Europe.
Switch The Play is a social enterprise dedicated to improving the support offered to elite and aspiring athletes and players as they transition to a
life outside of sport.
Through direct consultation with athletes and by studying key research and insight, they have developed a holistic programme of support. Switch The Play experts also study key research and insights to thoroughly understand the dynamics around rejection and transition through masterclasses with elite professional.
As well as funding our Invitational in October 2018, Tony North, Centtrip co-founder and Centtrip Music CEO, always offers sound advice and internships for players leaving or wanting to leave the game of golf.
Golfing4Life’s affiliation with Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America is a key tenet of our organisation and raising awareness of their work is of paramount importance to us.
We are proud to have the responsibility of encouraging the promotion alongside changing the perception of charity through our player apparel and G4L eventing.
Bringing an understanding of true adversity to our younger academy players is an all-important life education, which can stand them in good stead and reflect positively on their performance, releasing anxieties that come with the pressures of elite sport.
When our Golfing4life players turn 18, they have the opportunity to visit the Teenage Cancer Trust wards and become real ambassadors. Our aspirations are for these players to develop to European Tour status and become champions while all the time creating substantial awareness for charity.
Currently only reaching around half of all young people with cancer, the charity needs help to raise funds to develop and extend its services into even more hospitals across the UK. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity that provides the specialised nursing and emotional support that young people with cancer aged 13-24 so desperately need.
Their world-leading nursing care helps young people deal with the many ways cancer affects your body, mind and life. They bring young people together to support each other so they feel less scared
Find out how you can get involved at: www.teenagecancertrust.org
Representation for England Boys, England Men’s, England Girls, England Women’s, Scotland Boys and Scotland Men’s teams.
School Exams provide the ideal solution to exam preparation and time management, keeping your offspring smart off the golf course with a fantastic educational facility. Children benefit from the workings on exam papers from lecturers in Maths and English either on their laptop, tablet or mobile.
“Support and opportunity for young people should be enhanced through all walks of life. The work that Bill Curbishley, James Byers and the rest of team G4L provide should be commended at the highest level. Schoolexams.co.uk are privileged to provide an educational pathway to assist the talented golfers withinGolfing4Life”.