On Course Foundation

Registered Charity Number: 1136618
Richmond, Surrey

Who are we?

On Course Foundation (OCF) continues to respond to a real need for positive provision for wounded, injured and sick (WIS) Service personnel and veterans – supporting their recovery and successful transition to civilian life through nationwide confidence building golf events and opportunities for employment in the golf industry.

Led by our small but dedicated team, our programme of golf activities aims to prevent these deserving individuals from failing to re-integrate into society, restoring self-confidence and providing a sense of purpose and achievement to those who once struggled to see hope in their future. 

Because of the handicap system, golf offers a unique platform where players of all skills and capabilities can compete on a level playing field, improving not only their physical, but mental strength too. In our ten years of operation we have seen first-hand that participation in golf can have a profound effect on the mental health and well being of our beneficiaries. 

Why do we need your support?

A recent Ministry of Defence (MoD) report (UK Service personnel medical discharges) states that in the last five years alone, nearly 12,000 Service personnel were medically discharged as a result of physical injuries, natural illnesses and an ever increasing number of mental health related illnesses. These numbers are still high despite withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan and this figure does not include veterans from previous conflicts.

We recognise that there are too many current and ex-military personnel who are falling into a trap of social isolation, as upon medical discharge they are discarding not only their employment but also accommodation and the camaraderie of Service life.

Since our inception in 2010 we have supported over 850 beneficiaries and have seen the profound effect that our confidence building activities can have on the rehabilitation of our deserving beneficiaries. 

''With the help of the PGA coaches, the staff and my fellow beneficiaries I have improved my golf game and have become a better person by being more confident and a lot happier - my mental health has improved so much.''

Nick Franklin, On Course Foundation beneficiary 

Contact Us

On Course Foundation 28 Falstaff House
Bardolph Road

51.466641136624, -0.28936067153395

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