Golfers at The Richmond Golf Club (www.therichmondgolfclub.com) in Petersham teed-off for charity last Friday in the annual Captain’s Charity Day, raising over £15,000 to support injured servicemen and women.
The nominated charity – On Course Foundation, based in Richmond – supports injured service personnel and veterans by providing much needed funds to aid their physical and mental recovery. Over the past five years, On Course Foundation has supported over 400 injured and disabled servicemen and women providing many with the skills and confidence to go on to find employment in the golf industry.
Jeremy Williams, The Richmond Golf Club Captain, commented:
“Everyone at Richmond Golf Club has been greatly touched to learn about the incredible work that the team at On Course Foundation carry out. Over the last eight years the Club has raised over £300,000 for local charities, and we are very proud to be able to donate this year’s fund-raising to help servicemen and women who have been injured in the course of duty.”
The Richmond Golf Club’s Charity Day featured a ‘nearest the pin’ competition between the members and an On Course Foundation ambassador, a fund-raising lunch and an auction of golfing and sporting prizes. Other fund-raising events to be held by the Club later in the year include a 72-hole ‘longest day’ challenge, and a Charity Day for corporate golf teams.
Just nine miles from central London, The Richmond Golf Club is a members’ club, where new members and visitors are warmly welcomed. Set in parkland adjoining Richmond Park and Ham Common, the 2012 Renovation of the Year Award winning course offers a challenging game for golfers of all abilities and features a Grade one listed, early-Georgian clubhouse.
For further information regarding The Richmond Golf Club please visit www.therichmondgolfclub.com.
For further information regarding the On Course Foundation please visit www.oncoursefoundation.com.