Golf retailer supports injured service personnel

Golf retailer American Golf has announced its support of the country’s only Services golf charity, The On Course Foundation (OCF).  

The OCF supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans through the medium of golf.

As well as training and teaching golf skills, OCF strives to create work experience and employment opportunities within the golf industry and will be working alongside American Golf to identify opportunities across its 105 stores in the UK and Ireland.

As a sport, golf offers a unique platform where players of all skills and backgrounds can compete healthily, improving not only their physical but mental strength too.

This is something that Founder John Simpson identified when he visited the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court in June 2009 and which lead to the launch of the foundation a year later.

At one of the OCF’s nationwide three day training events held at Portal Golf & Country Club, Diane Greenland HR Director at American Golf spoke to attendees about the company and the work opportunities available.

She said: “OCF is such a unique and inspiring organisation.  It offers tangible benefits to its members, as so many of the people we met at the event explained.

“They play a valuable role in reshaping people’s lives and we are really proud to be able to help them achieve their goals.”

Added John Dodds, Fundraising Manager at the On Course Foundation: “With many of our members lacking self- belief, it’s been our aim to help them realise their potential within the golf industry and set them on a fulfilling career path.

“American Golf is a great partner for us as they have a range of full and part-time positions covering the whole country.  We are delighted to have them involved and look forward to a long, fruitful relationship,”

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