Rushcliffe Golf Club prides itself on supporting charities. Each year the incoming Captains nominate their chosen charity(ies). Over the years a number of very worthy local and national charities have been helped to the sum of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Each year we hold a Rushcliffe Charity Open in support of the Captains' Charity(ies). If you wish to enter then please look on the Open Competitions page.
For 2017 the Captains' Charity is Battle Back Golf. The Battle Back programme is a military initiative designed to introduce injured service personnel to sports and adventurous training activities - returning them to a more normal active lifestyle and aiding in their physical and psychological rehabilitation. The Battle Back charity is a thank you to the service men and women who have sacrificed themselves and been so brave for our country and for our people.
The use of sports and outdoor activities has a proven track record to aid successful physical and psychological rehabilitation, providing the foundation for the development of a positive self image and outlook on life. Battle Back Golf is no exception, proving highly successful in enhancing self confidence and morale. The programme aims to provide equipment, coaching and golfing opportunities for the growing band of military golfers. The focus of the programme is on competitive golf and the preparation for competition.
Dave Beniston (Men's Captain) and Babs Banfield (Lady Captain) commented that "In 2018 the military rehabilitation centre at Headley Court in Surrey will be transferred to the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall (about 3 miles from Rushcliffe Golf Club). Currently Headley Court has a link with nearby Tyrells Wood Golf Club - with the move to Stanford Hall we would like for Rushcliffe Golf Club to take over this mantle in supporting our military wounded. We hope that as Members of Rushcliffe Golf Club you embrace Battle Back Golf and the opportunity it offers us all to give something back to our military wounded and, at the same time, build a long-lasting legacy through a relationship with DNRC Stanford Hall."