We recognise the unique position of golf as one of the few sports where players of all skills and experience, and of all physical abilities, can play together on a level playing field because of the official golf handicap system. Golf offers wounded, injured and sick (WIS) Servicemen, women and veterans a sporting challenge not easily possible in other sports and, for those leaving the Services, the golf industry offers a wide range of attractive employment opportunities.
The physical benefits from playing golf can play a key part in physical rehabilitation and in improving balance and limb coordination. The competitive spirit, sense of achievement, the concentration required and the golf traditions at large are important in supporting psychological recovery as many of the WIS Service personnel face the daunting challenge of finding employment after leaving the Services.
Our vision is to use the game of golf as a vehicle for successful recovery, with all our members achieving a positive outcome. Whilst for some, a positive outcome will arise merely through developing golf skills, building personal confidence and sharing experiences with other current and former Services’ personnel, and civilians, our ultimate goal is to help our members secure work experience, leading to full-time, meaningful employment in the golf industry.
To build confidence and self-belief in our members through golf skills and employment training, and to create work experience and full-time employment opportunities for WIS Servicemen, women and veterans in the golf industry.