England Golf and On Course Foundation have announced a partnership to involve more injured, wounded and sick service personnel and veterans in golf. The Foundation aims to transform lives through golf, by teaching skills which restore confidence and promote recovery, and by creating work experience and employment opportunities. Currently the Foundation has over 450 beneficiaries, proudly referred to as their members, and hopes to reach many more.
Now, 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. Other goals include creating 45 work experience placements in the golf industry; finding employment in the golf industry for 20 members of the Foundation; and introducing 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, “England Golf is working intensively to encourage more disabled people to get into golf and to become club members and we welcome this opportunity to work in partnership with On Course Foundation. Golf can play a very important role in the recovery of Service personnel and veterans and we are delighted to help to spread this message and to involve them in the sport and all it has to offer.” More at: www.oncoursefoundation.com