Oulton Hall Hotel in Yorkshire (pictured above) has partnered with the armed forces charity Tickets For Troops to provide complimentary golf to former and serving members of the armed forces.
Jon Pilkington, the Leeds-based club’s director of golf, has also persuaded other resorts in the Almarose-managed group to donate fourball vouchers, so recipients also have the opportunity to visit other venues, while Oulton Hall is also offering an overnight stay.
The charity provides members of the armed forces, those medically discharged post-2001, and the next of kin of those who have passed as a result of their service, with the opportunity to attend events with friends and family. Its aim is to show the troops how much their service is appreciated by their country and allow them to make lasting memories, especially as they often miss out on so many other key moments with their loved ones.
William Campbell-Lamerton, director of operations at Tickets For Troops, said: “It is fantastic to sign up Oulton Hall as a supporter of Tickets For Troops. Yorkshire has a fantastic military presence, and I am sure lots of our members will be heading to beautiful Oulton Hall to enjoy a round of golf. We are both delighted and grateful for their support especially at this time of remembrance.”
In July 2019, Tickets For Troops marked 10 years since it was first established and, in that time, the charity has distributed more than 1.5m tickets to members of the armed forces to attend events around the UK.
Pilkington added: “We were delighted to be able to make this offer through a very worthwhile charity. Peacetime or not, we all owe members of our armed forces and, at least by doing this, we are going some small way to show that we appreciate them and their service to the nation. They simply access the Tickets For Troops website and then contact us at Oulton Hall to book – and they can bring a playing partner for free, too.”
Oulton Hall features 27 holes designed by Dave Thomas and outstanding practice facilities, boasting the north of England’s leading golf performance centre.