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Each year at Puttenham Golf Club the Men’s and Ladies Club Captains’ get to choose a charity each that the club supports for their term of office. When husband and wife Mike and Judy Smith were announced as the Men’s and Ladies Captain for the 2016/17 season they decided that they would join forces and jointly support the same charity for their Captains’ year. One of their sons serves in the armed forces and they were keen to find a charity that combined the military and the game of golf.

 

That charity was to be The On-Course Foundation. The On-Course Foundation supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans through the game of golf.

 

By way of various fundraising events held throughout the year at Puttenham Golf Club, which included a charity pro-am run by the South Region PGA, Mike and Judy managed to raise an impressive £16,920.42.

 

Mike and Judy Smith presented the cheque to Vikrant Gurung, who himself lost a leg while serving with the Rifles Regiment in Afghanistan in 2009, and Anne Farrow from the On Course Foundation in front of many members at Puttenham Golf Club on Tuesday 2nd May. In return Vikrant and Anne presented Mike & Judy with a plaque to acknowledge all their efforts and hard work.

 

Mike Smith commented, “We set out at the beginning of our year with a target of raising £10,000 but thanks to the amazing generosity and support of the members at Puttenham Golf Club we were able to greatly exceed that figure and Judy and I are both absolutely delighted with the result”.