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:
28 Falstaﬀ House
+ 44 (0)20 8334 2010
Registered Charity Number 1136618