Online golfing community HowDidiDo has partnered with the On Course Foundation, the charity which helps rehabilitate wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans through golf, and has pledged to raise a minimum £5,000 this year.
HowDidiDo has pledged to support and promote events and will also raise funds through its ‘community’ donations. Around 2,000 golf clubs currently use the HowDidiDo system, allowing members to analyse their game and compare performance with other players – at their own club or across the entire HowDidiDo network. It is also used for official CONGU handicapping and competition results.
Surrey-based On Course Foundation’s golf skills and employment events allow wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans to explore how golf can help them on the road to recovery, and how the industry can provide employment. Members receive not only comprehensive golf tuition from the Foundation’s training professionals, but career advice and guidance from industry figures in golf course management, greenkeeping and marketing, among others. Its main aim is to offer work experience placements in the golf industry to its members, leading to employment that suits their skills and knowledge, and helping them pursue a meaningful career.
Barry Dyett, managing director of HowDidiDo Media, explained: “We are very pleased to be able to support such a worthwhile and inspirational charity and hope this is just the beginning of a long-term relationship.”