Louis Oosthuizen knows first-hand the value of charitable endeavours and sponsorship. Inspired by the sponsorship he received during his amateur years, Louis has established Louis57 Charity, a way of paying it forward to those in need.
Leolan Academy is a non-profit special school supporting children who have complex needs, including autism. The Academy is committed to the development of each child’s abilities so that he or she may come to experience life to its full potential.
The objectives of Leolan Academy are to provide the highest quality of educational and therapeutic programming available to children with disabilities; to nurture and challenge each student on his or her own level; to instill in each student the positive self-image and love for learning which will lead to lifelong learning and personal development; to support parents in their growing understanding of their children’s needs and abilities, and in their quest for the best learning environment for their children.
Louis57 Kids With Cancer is a non-profit organisation who distributes donations and funds to help children afflicted by pediatric cancer.
The objective of Louis57 Kids With Cancer is not only to assist with the medical cost, but also to help the family come to terms with the situation, bring them together again as a family and provide guidance the way forward.
Training Top Golfers of the Future
From 2006, a golf development programme, aimed at the underprivileged children of the Mossel Bay community, was established at Mossel Bay Golf Club. By 2009, more than 40 children were taking golf lessons from a PGA pro, and children from other towns were also becoming involved. Success of the programme was evidenced in a couple of the juniors qualifying to play at provincial level for the Southern Cape Junior Golf Foundation. After meeting with Louis Oosthuizen and discussing with him the need for a proper Junior Golf Academy, The Louis57 Oosthuizen Junior Golf Academy (Louis57 Academy) was founded in 2009 by Louis Oosthuizen, Petrie Cronje, and Bertu Nel. A three-tier golf development programme for junior golfers was proposed and implemented.
The Louis57 Academy pride themselves on their golf development programme. The Academy’s PGA Professionals visit schools in the Mossel Bay Municipal Area on a weekly basis to introduce scholars to the game of golf via the SNAG golf programme. Those with a keen interest in the game are identified, and further advanced group coaching is done at Pinnacle Point Golf Club on a weekly basis. Golf development is also being done at Kingswood Golf Estate in George. The aim is to get these junior golfers’ games improved to the extend where they can play golf in the various junior golf tournaments in the southern Cape.