The Golf Foundation is a charity committed to giving children and young people the opportunity to experience golf and the benefits it has to offer, firmly believing that golf can give youngsters ‘Skills for Life’ that extend way beyond the fairways. The Foundation believes that, with its strong emphasis on standards of behaviour.
On Course Foundation supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans through golf. The charity aims to build its members confidence and self-belief through nationwide golf skills and employment events and set them on the path to meaningful full-time employment opportunities in the golf.
WHY AMERICAN GOLF ARE SUPPORTING GOLF FOUNDATION
American Golf is dedicated to working at the heart of golf, developing new initiatives and building relationships that enable more people than ever to have access to golf. The 2015 season sees American Golf launching events such as its 9 Hole Championship and Junior Championship that are aimed at driving participation in the game. All the profits from these of events, along with a number of other fundraising initiatives will be going towards the work of the Golf Foundation. "We’re real admirers of the work that the Golf Foundation does," said Daniel Gathercole, Head of Marketing at American Golf. "The game has been an important part of my life since I was 7 years old, so, like a lot of the staff here, I want as many young people as possible to experience the same sense of enjoyment that I did teeing off on my local course."
WHY AMERICAN GOLF ARE SUPPORTING ON COURSE FOUNDATION
American Golf shares in On Course Foundation’s dedication to growing the game of golf and extending its benefits across a broad range of people and places. The company recognises the positive effect that the game of golf can have in people’s lives and when it became aware of the unique work of On Course Foundation it wanted to help. With a nationwide network of retail stores the opportunity for work experience placements for On Course Foundation members was soon apparent. One of OCF’s three day training events held at Portal Golf & Country Club was attended by the American Golf HR Director, Diane Greenland, where she 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."
Aside from work experience opportunities American Golf and On Course Foundation are planning a number of joint working opportunities through the season that will promote the benefits of golf participation and the inspiring work of the Foundation and its members.