England Golf boosts On Course Foundation

ENGLAND Golf and the On Course Foundation have announced a partnership which will  involve more injured, wounded and sick Service personnel and veterans in the game.

On CourseThe Foundation aims to transform lives through golf, by teaching skills which restore confidence and promote recovery, and by creating work experience and employment opportunities.

The Foundation has over 450 beneficiaries, proudly referred to as their members, and hopes to reach many more.

With the support of England Golf, the Foundation aims to:

  • Introduce a further 200 injured, wounded and sick Service personnel and veterans to golf by April 2017
  • Create 45 work experience placements in the golf industry
  • Find employment in the golf industry for 20 Members of the Foundation.
  • Introduce 40 women to the game

The partnership supports the aims of the England Golf strategic plan, Raising Our Game, which calls on all who care about the game to work together to create a brighter future for golf, including more players, more members and stronger clubs.

Jamie Blair, England Golf’s disability manager, said: “Golf can play an important role in the recovery of Service personnel and veterans.”

Steve Holt, On Course Foundation managing director, added: “With many of our members lacking self-belief, it’s our aim to help them realise their potential both on and off the golf course.

“The golf industry provides the perfect environment for many members to transfer the skills that they have developed at our events, and ultimately allows them to find a fulfilling career.

“England Golf are a fantastic partner for us, a perfect natural fit to help us spread awareness of our cause and jointly grow the game. We’re absolutely delighted to partner alongside them and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

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One response to this post.

  1. Great Idea. Creating employment and teaching skills.

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