Beneficiaries of On Course Foundation will be targeting success on the fairways this summer after being given the chance to fine-tune their golf swings at their Winter Skills Event held at Belton Woods.
The 17 deserving attendees will have high hopes of success this season after enjoying a day’s coaching at the top resort in Grantham, Lincolnshire – part of QHotels, the UK’s largest golf operator.
The day is one of a number of fantastic events on the On Course Foundation’s 2016 calendar aimed at improving the skills and confidence of its members, as the only dedicated golf charity supporting the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans.
As part of the event, the participants received extensive tuition from the foundation’s teaching professional Alasdair Barr, as well as offering advice on improving their psychological approach to the game.
Will Barker, regional employment and events manager for On Course Foundation, is confident about the support the charity is offering its beneficiaries. He said: “We have received some very good feedback from the day and I’m sure the event will prove very beneficial to everyone who attended.
“Belton Woods features an array of top-of-the-range golfing facilities and the event provided a great golf experience which will allow for a marked improvement in the games of our beneficiaries.
“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, and events like these are key to helping our members realise their full potential.”
The skills event is one of several that will be held at QHotels golf resorts across the UK in the coming months as part of the group’s role as the Foundation’s official charity partner for 2016, with further events taking place at Oulton Hall (April 12-14), Belton Woods (May 9) and Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort (June 14) later this year.
The AA Hotel Group of the Year 2014/15 will be On Course Foundation’s preferred golf academy and hotel partner in 2016 as part of its on-going commitment to growing the game at all levels.
The aim of the foundation is to build confidence and self-belief in our beneficiaries through golf skills and employment events, and set them on the path to meaningful employment opportunities in the golf industry. Led by our dedicated PGA professionals, our programme of golf activities aims to restore self-confidence and provide a sense of purpose to individuals who once struggled to see hope in their future.
John Angus, group director of golf for QHotels, said: “QHotels is very honoured to be working with On Course Foundation in 2016 and this event was a great way to launch the new relationship.
“The work the foundation does is incredible and inspirational, and it’s a privilege for us to have the chance to play a part in helping its beneficiaries further their careers through golf.”
Having just celebrated its fifth anniversary, the support of QHotels is invaluable to the foundation, as they continue to grow their number of programmes throughout the country. QHotels is contributing tremendously towards aiding On Course Foundation’s 500-plus membership in building golf skills and invaluable confidence.
Part of QHotels, Belton Woods is a PGA championship-approved venue and a golfer’s paradise. With three challenging courses to play and fantastic facilities, it is regarded as one of the finest golfing venues in East Midlands.
Established in 1991, Belton Woods features 45 holes of golf over three challenging and picturesque courses including the Championship Lakes course – home of the oldest PGA tournament in the world, the Midlands PGA Championships. With its long holes, thin fairways and, as the name suggest, plenty of water hazards, this is a challenging course for any golfer.
The picturesque Woodside course has gentle undulating fairways, which makes local knowledge the key to a low score. The course runs alongside many of the wooded areas surrounding the resort and has a number of newly-constructed pot bunkers to catch you out.
For more information about Belton Woods, visit www.qhotels.co.uk
On Course Foundation, go to www.oncoursefoundation.com