A SERVING soldier has praised a charity which uses golf to aid the recovery of wounded, injured and sick military personnel.
Army Air Corps Warrant Officer, Neil Chantry, heard about the On Course Foundation while recovering at the PRC Catterick and was inspired to get involved with an organisation he felt was full of inspiration – something much needed during his recovery process.
The charity’s mission is to build confidence and self-belief in its members through golf skills and employment events and set them on the path to meaningful employment in the golf industry.
Since being involved with the Foundation, Neil’s family have noticed a huge difference at home, while he has appreciated an improvement in his skills on the course.
“It has had a great impact on my family,” he explained. “They see me with more confidence.”
Neil’s time with the charity has made it clear that he would like to be part of the work it does to help others in the future by offering golf tuition and assistance in finding work experience or job opportunities within the golfing industry.
Led by dedicated PGA professionals, the charity’s programme of golf activities aims to restore self-confidence and provide a sense of purpose to those who once struggled to see hope in their future.
On Course Foundation currently has more than 460 beneficiaries and is continuously spurred on to continue offering life changing support to Service personnel and veterans.