The On Course Foundation

  • Posted on 29 Jan 2020
  • 05 min read

Founded in 2010, On Course Foundation is the only military charity that supports the recovery of our wounded Service personnel and veterans through the sport of golf. We play a vital role in the recovery and transition phase of injured military personnel as they look to return to normal civilian life from a position where they once struggled to see hope in their future. With a mission to restore self-confidence and build self-belief within an environment that promotes camaraderie amongst its beneficiaries, the charity organises a programme of nationwide golf activities. Following their life-changing injuries, members can engage and participate in a sport which will improve their wellbeing and support their rehabilitation whilst we look to source meaningful employment opportunities within golf and its related industries.

‘You think you’re having a bad day and then you see a guy like that and what he’s been able to do. It’s inspirational and puts everything in perspective.’

Rory McIlroy on double leg amputee Ian Bishop during the 2017 Dunhill Links Championship

What we do

Working alongside the Defence Recovery Capability, we are reaching out to and helping an increasing number of Service personnel on their recovery journey by facilitating their participation in a sport at which they can compete healthily whilst improving both their physical and mental strength. With the support and endorsement of the R&A and comprehensive tuition provided by our advanced team of PGA Professionals, we stage over 40 golf events annually around the country, ranging from Introductory Golf Days to advanced three-day Golf Skills and Employment Events. This programme delivers a structured pathway for each beneficiary to improve both their golfing ability and their personal welfare.

‘The camaraderie, competitiveness and spirit that OCF brought to the group via the medium of golf is academically difficult to prove, but for those that were present, it was glaringly obvious. They have simply offered a way out of the darkness and created opportunities of a brighter and more focussed future.’

Major Richie Groves, Former Commanding Officer, Battleback Centre

For further information or to support On Course Foundation please contact:

info@oncoursefoundation.com

www.oncoursefoundation.com

Twitter@OnCourseCharity

28 Falstaff House

Bardolph Road

Richmond Surrey

TW9 2LH

+ 44 (0)20 8334 2010

Registered Charity Number 1136618

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