Having become a father and experiencing much of the world, he is taking an interest in the next generation. He and his wife founded the Henrik Stenson Foundation, where the aim is to support and encourage children to reach their full potential through sports. The Foundation has introduced two annual scholarships, Handigolfer of the Year, to encourage disabled golfers in their progress in golf and life in general. He is an ambassador for the Swedish Golf Federation's Handigolf and Handigolf Tour. With support from the R&A, he is the host for an annual training camp for disabled golfers, Henrik Stenson Handicamp. Henrik has his own junior event together with longtime caddie and friend, Fanny Sunesson. The tournament, Stenson Sunesson Junior Challenge, is open for Nordic players. He is also an ambassador for Ren Idrott which is a Swedish non-profit, anti-doping organization.
Wife, Emma, played golf at the University of South Carolina. He spent time practicing at the school's practice facility.
A family friend introduced him to the game at age of 12. Got down to scratch at age 18.