Golf Club raises £15,000 for On Course FoundationMay, 2015 Courses & Travel
Foundation launched in 2010 to help wounded and injured service personnel in rehabiliation
Golfers at Richmond Golf Club in Petersham raised a huge £15,000 in a Captain’s charity day held in support of injured servicemen and women.
The On Course Foundation – which is based in Richmond – supports injured service personnel and veterans by providing funds to aid them in their physical and mental recovery.
The Foundation has helped over 400 injured and disabled servicemen and women in the previous five years, providing skills training and even employment opportunities in the golf industry.
Jeremy Williams, The Richmond Golf Club Captain, commented: “Everyone at Richmond Golf Club has been greatly touched to learn about the incredible work that the team at On Course Foundation carry out.
“Over the last eight years the Club has raised over £300,000 for local charities, and we are very proud to be able to donate this year’s fund-raising to help servicemen and women who have been injured in the course of duty.”
The charity day featured numerous competitions, including a ‘nearest the pin’ challenge between club members and an On Course Foundation ambassador.
Richmond Golf Club will hold further fund-raising events later this year, including a 72-hole ‘longest-day’ challenge, and a charity day for corporate golf teams.
For further information regarding this event please visit: www.therichmondgolfclub.com
ABOUT THE ON COURSE FOUNDATION
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.
For more information about the On Course Foundation please visit: www.oncoursefoundation.com