Princess Anne will give her royal seal of approval to an Asian golfing society when she visits Bradford tomorrow.

The Princess Royal will meet youngsters who have benefited from the Waterton Park Asian Golf Society.

Businessman Jas Atwal, 48, set up the society a decade ago to pass on his love of the game to school children in Asian areas of Bradford.

With the help of PGA-accredited golf teacher Simon Hotham and Zaffai Ahmed, a teacher at Belle Vue Boys’ School, the voluntary group has introduced the game to hundreds of youngsters since it was set up.

Their efforts will be recognised when Princess Anne visits members of the society at Seabrook Crisps factory in Duncombe Road, Bradford.

Mr Atwal, of Idle, said: “It is fantastic for Bradford that Princess Anne is coming to the city, but especially for her to come and see a sporting group like ours, which is run on a shoe-string.

“It is an honour that she is visiting a group like ours.”

The Princess will be joined by Norman Fletcher of the Professional Golfers’ Associ-ation (PGA) and Duncan Wier from the Royal & Ancient (R&A), the sport’s governing body.

Mike Round, chief executive of the Golf Foundation and Kirsty Jennings of the English Ladies Golf Union will also accompany the Princess on her visit to Bradford.

“They are all leading lights in the golf world and our project has put them on alert,” said Mr Atwal, who was the first Sikh captain of any golf club in the country.

He added: “We were recognised with a Duke of York award a few months ago because of our community work, and now this Royal visit is the ultimate accolade.”

During the society’s visits to schools, small groups of children learn the basic skills of golf and at the end of the six sessions, pupils visit a golf club.

Every year, the Asian Golf Society holds a fundraising tournament at Bradford Golf Club and its profile was given a boost in 2008 when top professional golfer Lee Westwood took part.