The Belfry Hosts Battle Back Golf Annual Championships
Story published at 13:15, Friday, November 6th, 2015
The Belfry Hotel & Resort showed its support for the revered Battle Back Golf Programme as it played host to the third annual Battle Back Championships, where injured service personnel competed for top golfing prizes at the world’s only 4-time Ryder Cup host venue.
The two-day Championships took place across the renowned Brabazon and PGA National courses at The Belfry, which provided the perfect golfing terrain to challenge the 40 former service personnel looking to become the 2015 Battle Back Champion. Competitors were then treated to the first class hospitality of The Belfry Hotel, where they stayed overnight and experienced the impressive dining options on offer.
The Battle Back Golf programme was founded in 2009 with the goal of using the sport to aid successful physical and psychological rehabilitation of injured service personnel. The annual Championships provide the opportunity for these individuals to compete across two days of intense competition over world class layouts, an aspect of life that can be less accessible.
Ian Knox, Director of Golf at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, underlined his pride at being able to support such a cause: “We are proud to be supporters of the Battle Back Golf programme. It’s great to be able to give back to these incredible individual who have sacrificed a lot for their country, in whatever way we can and to see them getting such enjoyment from the game of golf is just fantastic!”
Major A Barnett, Chairman of Battle Back Golf, commented upon his appreciation for the resort’s support: “On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by the staff and their professionalism and warmth should be commended; they couldn’t have been more helpful. The Battle Back Championships culminates the golf season for Battle Back Golf and the venue could not have been more perfect.”
“We were all impressed by the quality of both the Brabazon and PGA National courses, the both proved to be a great test of golf and our resolve. The evening meal was exceptional, coupled with excellent service and an ideal setting for the presentation of our annual awards.”
The event was also supported by YourGolfTravel and The PGA, with Chief Executive, Sandy Jones, in attendance to provide his backing to the programme.
The Belfry Hotel & Resort www.thebelfry.co.uk
Battle Back Golf http://www.golf4heroes.com/battleback