Rugby stars from all over Britain travelled specially to Tedworth House in Wiltshire to open the new Huxley Golf all-weather green and practice facility at the Recovery Centre run by Help for Heroes.
After a welcome from Help for Heroes Co-founder Bryn Parry, Jason Leonard, the world’s most capped International Rugby Union forward, cut the ribbon to open the superb new golf facility. The 9 hole 2250 sq ft (209 sq m) Huxley putting green complete with fringe surround and adjacent double bay practice net was donated by Rugby’s Golf Club in partnership with Huxley Golf. Scotland International and BBC Rugby commentator Ian “Robbo” Robertson and former England Rugby Head Coach Brian Ashton were among many Rugby stars present, all of whom love golf and enjoy raising money for Help for Heroes through Rugby’s Golf Club, the charity set up specially for this purpose by former Rugby player Tony Richards.
Bryn Parry explained that he and his wife Emma founded Help for Heroes in 2007 to help provide better facilities for wounded British servicemen and women. Tedworth House is one of four Recovery Centres across the country run by Help for Heroes and dedicated to helping both serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces who have suffered life changing injuries or illness while in service.
Bryn Parry said: “This superb new golf facility provided by Rugby’s Golf Club and Huxley Golf will be much used and greatly appreciated by all our residents at Tedworth House. Together with our existing “state of the art” gym, sports and indoor ski areas, this will help us to provide the most advanced sporting and recreation facilities available. These play a vital role in providing relaxation and enjoyment, boosting confidence and personal independence, raising morale and developing camaraderie with colleagues. All this helps residents adapt to their new life.”
Jason Leonard spoke for everyone when he told Bryn Parry: “Rugby’s Golf Club and Huxley Golf are delighted to provide this new golf facility for such a worthy cause as Help for Heroes. We are all proud of our men and women in the Armed Forces and we want to do all we can to help those who have been wounded or injured serving their country.”
Huxley Golf provides premier all-weather surfaces for golf around the world. Clients include training and coaching establishments, golf resorts, ranges and academies, as well as many well-known golfers and golf courses, including several Open Championship and Ryder Cup venues.
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