Nice weather, great company and a good course make just the right ingredients for golf and that was just what was served up at Frilford Heath GC last week. With the inter-services championships being competed through the week, the Team Ethos golf day on the final day helped bring the event to a its climax. With sponsors, officials from all three services, a team from the Battle Back golf programme, and generously sponsored by Boeing, it was a fitting adjunct to the finale of the championships that saw the Army dominant, winning both men’s and women’s events.

The Team Ethos golf proved yet again to be a popular with a wide variety of players competing for the honours. Again, thanks to both Porcher and Heckler & Koch stepping up to the plate and sponsoring individual holes and adding some fun for the 4-man teams thrown together to knock little white balls into 18 holes of the Blue Course at this picturesque location in Oxfordshire.

A cracking event, well supported and helping deliver the funds to allow the best golfers of the 3 services to compete in such prestigious places and something intended to be repeated in 2019. Thanks to Boeing and the many other sponsors that contributed to its success and of course the valuable help provided by the folk from the Army Golf Association.

The Roving Reporter

Battle Back Golf

Founded at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court in 2009, the Battle Back Golf programme is a military initiative designed to utilise the sport of golf to support the wounded, injured and sick (WIS). Over the years the programme has proved successful in supplementing the physical, psychological and cognitive rehabilitation of over 200 serving and veteran personnel.

The programme offers golfing education programmes, competitive opportunities and golf equipment which all aim to engage with the members through golf and enhance their social integration.

Charles Exton from Porcher along with Andrew Carlton from the Battle Back team and Julian Forsyth from GD at the Porcher hole

Andrew Carlton from the Battle Back team