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Edinburgh Personnel Recovery unit (51 Brigade) 1 day event at Kingsfield Golf Centre

(Published 9th April 2014)

We are running one of our 1 day familiarisation events with 51 Bde PRU at Kingsfield Golf Centre, Linlithgow. David Llewellyn (one of our three professionals) is pictured here introducing the basic techniques to the attendees.

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Generous support from Club Inc

(Published 8th April 2014)

The On Course Foundation would like to thank Niall Flanagan and the whole Club Inc team for their continued fundraising support. Vivien  Street (Club Inc Office Manager) is pictured here receiving a plaque from OCF Fundraising Manager John Dodds, in recognition of the £5,000 which was recently donated.

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Clitheroe Golf Club, supporting the On Course Foundation

(Published 7th April 2014)

Last year’s club captains, Gillian Eddlestone and Paul Wood rasied over £4,000 for the On Course Foundation. Many thanks to Gillian, Paul and all the members who generously contributed to this fantastic total.

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1 day familiarisation event with 145/2 Bde

(Published 3rd April 2014)

Yesterday, at one of our monthly familiarisation events we introduced 9 wounded, injured and sick Servicemen to the game golf. The attendees of the event at Bowenhurst Golf Centre are pictured here with OCF professional Richard Harrison.

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Members starting work experience

(Published 31st March 2014)

Three of our members start work experience today. Jeff Campbell will be working around the clubhouse and greenkeeping at Sanford Springs Golf Club , Paul Joce will be greenkeeping at Libbaton Golf Club and Nick Davis will be experiencing the role of Golf Studios Administrator at Club Inc.

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F. Wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women perform their own story on stage

(Published 25th March 2014)

We went along to Richmond Theatre on Thursday to watch this inspiring production. OCF member Stewart Hill has a starring role along with Maurillia Simpson who attended one of taster golf days last year. The show is receiving rave reviews from the critics and touring the country until June – Unmissable. OCF.

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Warm weather training, February 2014

(Published 4th March 2014)

Menorca 21-28th Feb 2014

On Course Foundation (OCF) took 10 injured service men for a week’s long warm weather training to Menorca. The purpose of our warm weather training is to offer our members the opportunity to practice their golf in warm conditions in the off season.

We arrived in Menorca to a very grand welcoming by Rest and Recover, the charity set up by British expats which offers injured Servicemen the chance to visit Menorca with their families during their recovery. Having arrived at our villas we had a drinks reception followed by a meal cooked by professional chef Adrian Deamer, of Rest and Recover.

The following morning we went to Son Parc Golf Club to start our training with OCF professional David Llewellyn. The normal day of training started with warming up on the range, followed by each individual having a 20 minute lesson with David. We would then head to short game area for an hour followed by lunch.

The afternoon consisted of time spent on the course. Each group would have a stableford competition and David would be with each group for a number holes, which allowed David work on each member’s course management.

On the final day OCF helped raise funds for the Red Cross, which was helping provide food banks for the population of Menorca. Each team of four was captained by an OCF Member and the rest of the team was made up by members of the club. The tournament was won by our very own Ian Bishop’s team. During the final presentation awards were handed out. Ian Wright won the most improved during the week, Mark Walters won the worst dressed and Ges Almond won “best entertainer”

Our thanks go to Anne Maddison and all of her Rest and Recover team, to all the families who kindly lent us their villas and to Son Parc Golf Club.

Ben Simpson, Events Coordinator

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Best of luck to Vinod Budathoki

(Published 13th January 2014)

Ex-Gurkha, Vinod Budathoki starts a 3 week work experience placement as a Golf Operations Assistant at the London Golf Club today - we wish him all the best for his time there.

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PTSD Infographic from Johnson Law

(Published 13th January 2014)

Throughout 2014 we will be working very closely with Combat Stress to deliver golf tuition for those suffering from mental health issues. The infographic here from Johnson Law gives a fascinating look into PTSD. We are convinced that golf can be a really effective tool in the treatment of this disorder.

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R&A Golf Club members supporting OCF

(Published 19th December 2013)

Each year, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews produces a Christmas Card, available for their Members to purchase. A charity is chosen annually by the R&A and sale proceeds are donated accordingly. This year, On course Foundation is honoured to have been selected as the benefiting charity.

‘A Warm Welcome Awaits’

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Sunset gilds The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse ten days before the 2013 Spring Equinox, a heartening sight in any season. More unusual for the time of year is the presence of a long winter’s late snowfall, preserved on The Old Course by an icy easterly wind. Photographer John Stewart is a resident of St Andrews who has specialised in golf photography over many years. He is a board member of New Links St Andrews, a charity promoted in previous R&A Christmas Cards, that provides life-changing experiences for less privileged children through international travel, education, and the game of golf.

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