Frilford Heath Golf Club welcomed wounded and injured service personnel to Oxfordshire for the eighth annual Battle Back Golf event competition.
Founded in Surrey in 2009, the Battle Back golf programme is a military initiative designed to utilise sport to support the wounded, injured and sick.
The Battle Back versus Battle Pack competition pitched 12 past and present service personnel against 12 golf industry representatives.
Making up the ‘pack’ was Frilford Heath chairman Alistair Booth and general manager Russell Stebbings, along with Kevin Hart from Club Car and the new PGA executive director and founder of Battle Back Golf, Lt Col (Retd) Tristan Crew.
The initiative began when Lt Col Crew approached Battle Back, an MOD initiative, with the proposal of starting a golfing programme.
He said: “Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is an important part of service life and that includes personnel who have been injured.
“Over the years the programme has proved successful in supplementing the physical, psychological and cognitive rehabilitation of over 200 serving and veteran personnel.”
The teams played the 5,900-yard green course and fought closely for the title and the final scores were 3.5 to 2.5 to the Battle Packers, putting the Packers 5–3 up in the series.
Mr Booth said: “We were delighted to host the eighth golf competition and thankfully the rain held off and we had a great day of golf.”