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American Golf announces support for service personnel

By: | Fri 08 Aug 2014 | Comments

Europe’s largest golf retailer, American Golf has announced its support of the country’s only Services golf charity, The On Course Foundation (OCF).  The On Course Foundation supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service OCFpersonnel 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 & 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 comments, “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.”

“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,” comments John Dodds, Fundraising Manager at the On Course Foundation.

With a PGA Pro available in every store, the widest range of product available, free custom fitting for all customers, free home delivery and the new iPad ordering system, American Golf is better placed than ever to help golfers to perform to the best of their abilities. 

More information on the OCF

The On Course Foundation (OCF) is the only Services golf charity.  It supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans through the medium of golf.

The charity provides monthly nationwide golf skills and training events, where attendees receive intensive golf skills tuition from advanced PGA Professionals and career advice and presentations from various sectors of the golf industry.

OCF then offers practical training through work experience placements and industry-specific qualifications for those who wish to pursue a career in the golf industry. The progressive structured programme builds personal esteem and self-confidence and on completion (with OCF’s ongoing support) members have the skills knowledge and confidence to find long-term employment.

For more information visit: www.oncoursefoundation.com

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