National Golf Month partners with On Course FoundationApril, 2015
Foundation launched in 2010 to help wounded and injured service personnel in rehabiliation
The On Course Foundation and National Golf Month have joined forces to help the transition and rehabilitation process of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel by using golf skills and employment training.
With 85% of the On Course Foundation having never picked up a golf club and played golf before, the foundation is in a unique position to promote the mental and physical health benefits of the sport, and in turn helping to increase participation in golf.
Doug Poole, Director of National Golf Month said, “On Course Foundation is a fantastic charity that embodies all that is great about golf.
“The members show that golf is truly a game for anyone who wants to get involved and I’m proud to have them as a partner for our work.”
Steve Holt, Managing Director of On Course Foundation comments, “Golf is one of very few sports where all abilities can play and compete together so it is a perfect sport for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel.
“The camaraderie and confidence that can be found on the golf course is unique so we’ll be showing our full support for National Golf Month and its drive to introduce new players to a game that has given so much to our members.”
All members of the On Course Foundation are being encouraged to take part in the the 30 foot Putt Challenge, with incentives for those sharing their inventive putting methods via social media.
Introduction to golf sessions, being held all over the U.K., will be promoted by the foundation throughout the month of May.
The On Course Foundation supports the recovery of injured Service Personnel and veterans through golf.
The charity aims to build confidence and self-belief through nationwide golf skills and employment events, and set them on the path to meaningful full-time employment opportunities in the golf industry.
As a sport, golf offers a unique platform where players of all skills and backgrounds can compete, improving not only their physical, but mental strength too.
With tuition lead by advanced PGA Professionals, career advice from key professionals from the golf industry, and ongoing support, the On Course Foundation provides a sense of purpose to Members who once struggled to see hope in their future.