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American Golf partners up with The On Course Foundation charity

American Golf will support one of the country’s only golf charities catering to the Services, The On Course Foundation (OCF).

The charity works hard to support the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and its veterans through golf, helping to provide training and helping to teach golf skills.

The hope is to offer employment opportunities within the golf industry by working alongside American Golf to better identify opportunities across its 105 stores in the UK and Ireland.

As a sport, golf offers a very unique platform for players of all skills and backgrounds to comfortably compete in healthy competition, improving not only their physical abilities but also their mental strength as well.

Founder John Simpson visited the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court in June 2009, while led to the launch of the foundation just a year later.

Diane Greenland, HR Director at American Golf, spoke to attendees about the company and the work opportunities available while at one of the OCF’s nationwide three-day training events held at Portal Golf & Country Club.

Greenland said: “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.”

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

Visit the On Course Foundation website for more information.