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New partnership is On Course to grow the game

Story published at 12:35, Wednesday, July 8th, 2015


On Course members (courtesy On Course Foundation)

On Course members (courtesy On Course Foundation)

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
  • 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: “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.”

Steve Holt, Managing Director of On Course Foundation, echoed Jamie’s remarks: “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.”

On Course Foundation www.oncoursefoundation.com

England Golf www.englandgolf.com

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