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R&A ‘On Course’

(Published 21st November 2014)

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We’re very proud to be chosen by the R&A as its Christmas charity for the second year in a row. Each year the Royal and Ancient Golf Club produces a Christmas Card, available  for its members to purchase. This year the card is entitled ‘Winter Foursome’ and shows a snowscape of the iconic Royal and Ancient Clubhouse at St Andrew’s with four children  enjoying a snowball fight on the grounds. See more here.

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On Course Foundation team help dismantle poppies at Tower of London

(Published 20th November 2014)

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Yesterday the On Course Foundation team from Richmond, helped to dismantle the display of poppies at the Tower of London. The Tower installation, ’Blood Swept Lands  and Seas of Red’,  is one of the  country’s biggest ever community art projects, designed by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper to make the centenary of the outbreak of the First World  War.  Along with hundreds of other volunteers, the  team split into two groups to help remove some of the 888,246 handmade poppies in the moat.

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Whitstable and Seasalter Golf Club get behind our cause

(Published 17th November 2014)

On Course Foundation Member, Gurkha Hari Budha Magar, collected a very generous cheque from Whistable and Seasalter Golf Club this weekend.  We’re incredibly grateful to have been supported by the club’s the three captains’ charities: Lady, Senior and Men’s.  A huge thank you from us here to everyone who worked extremely hard during the year to raise over  £16,000 for the charity.

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Carnoustie Caledonian Golf Club show their support

(Published 14th November 2014)

Carnoustie Caledonia GC cheque to OCF (2)We’re so grateful to the Carnoustie Caledonian Golf Club for raising over £900 for the charity. On Course Foundation Member, Garry McNulty collected the generous donation  from  Captain Derek Young   and Vice Captain Peter Waggott.

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Great success at Roehampton Golf Club fundraiser

(Published 13th November 2014)

Yesterday 18 of our Members were treated to a memorable day of golf at Roehampton Golf Club, where they took part in a wonderful fundraiser organised by Pro and On Course Foundation teaching professional, Richard Harrison.  The club members had a great day on the course, and helped to raise a wonderful amount of money for the charity. Everyone had an incredible time, despite the weather, and we’re extremely grateful for the club’s generous support.

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OCF member nominated for Pride of Somerset award

(Published 4th November 2014)

Congratulations to Mike Browne for his nomination in the 2014 Pride of Somerset awards. Mike is up for the Sporting Hero award in recognition of his attendance at the 2014 Simpson Cup and his other sporting achievements. Read more here

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Successful event at Sandford Springs Golf Club

(Published 24th October 2014)

This week Sandford Springs Golf Club hosted our penultimate 3-day golf skills and employment training event of 2014. 24 wounded, injured and sick individuals attended making it the most subscribed event of the calendar year.

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Simpson Cup 2014

(Published 14th October 2014)

Last week 13 OCF members participated in the third staging of the Simpson Cup –  a Ryder Cup style event which raises funds and awareness for the On Course Foundation. Take a look here to see how they got on against their American counterparts.

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Denise Hutchinson receives plaque commemorating outstanding contribution

(Published 9th October 2014)

Our National Liaison Officer Dave Onions made the trip to Hull to present Denise Hutchinson of Spire Healthcare with a plaque, thanking her for her continued outstanding support.  Denise and her husband first became aware of the On Course Foundation after a chance meeting of our Members during our very first Warm Weather Training event. Since then, Denise  has tirelessly supported our cause with the backing of Ganton Golf Club, raising vital money to help us help more Service personnel and spreading awareness throughout the  community.

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Team USA pull off a stylish win at the Simpson Cup

(Published 9th October 2014)

Team GB couldn’t make it three years of winning in row, with Team USA winning the Simpson Cup at Congressional Country Club 10 1/2 to 7 1/2. It was a well deserved victory for the team, but a huge well done to our Members who made up Team GB for playing with such passion. The competition has raised an incredible amount of support and awareness for the charity, and we’re grateful to all those who have championed us, both here and overseas.

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