On Course Foundation has announced its partnership with National Golf Month, the national initiative designed to get more people playing more golf.
The foundation, which supports the recovery of injured service personnel and veterans through golf, launched in 2010 and has already helped hundreds progress in their rehabilitation using golf skills and employment training.
With 85% of On Course Foundation members having never played golf before, it is uniquely placed to advocate for the mental and physical health benefits of golf and will support National Golf Month and its drive to increase participation in golf.
With tuition lead by advanced PGA professionals, career advice from key professionals from the golf industry, and ongoing support, the On Course Foundation provides a sense of purpose, confidence and self-belief to members who once struggled to see hope in their future.
“Golf is one of very few sports where all abilities can play and compete together so it is a perfect sport for wounded, injured and sick service personnel,” said Steve Holt, managing director of On Course Foundation.
“The camaraderie and confidence that can be found on the golf course is unique, so we’ll be showing our full support for National Golf Month and its drive to introduce new players to a game that has given so much to our members.”
"On Course Foundation is a fantastic charity that embodies all that is great about golf" - Doug Poole
Doug Poole, director of National Golf Month, said: “On Course Foundation is a fantastic charity that embodies all that is great about golf. The members show that golf is truly a game for anyone who wants to get involved and I’m proud to have them as a partner for our work.”
On Course Foundation will be encouraging all of its members to take part in the National Golf Month 30ft Putt Challenge, making the most of their social media channels to share their inventive putts.
The foundation will also be promoting participation in National Golf Month introduction to golf sessions that are being held all over the UK and supporting the promotion of golf throughout May.
For more information, visit the On Course Foundation website or follow @OnCourseCharity on Twitter.