A SPORTS club in Droitwich brought together seven servicewomen with physical and mental injuries to explore how the sport can help their recovery.

The golf taster day took place at Gaudet Luce Golf Club, in Middle Lane, Hadzor, and was organised as part of England Golf's disability strategy.

The event was organised to introduce the game as a rehabilitation therapy and also attract more women into the game. It was a joint initiative with the On Course Foundation.

PGA professional Russell Adams started the day in the clubhouse by explaining a bit about the game as almost all the participants were new to the sport.

At first they learned to putt, then lessons moved on to try chipping, before finally hitting the ball to the flag.

The event finished in a fun nine-hole game, with the participants playing in teams.

One of the women taking part was 29-year-old Kate Surman, who is recovering from cancer in her jaw diagnosed after a tour of Afghanistan.

"I got so much out of the day," she said.

"It was amazing and great to be among other wounded, injured and sick service personnel that understood me.

"I love playing golf. It gives me a focus, an aim to aspire to and exercise that isn't too arduous. My worries disappear while I’m on the course because the game is so absorbing.”

Jamie Blair, England Golf disability manager, said: “It was a great day which saw the exciting work we are doing in partnership with the On Course Foundation begin to come to fruition.

“We are working together so that more people can access golf as a rehabilitation therapy.”

Paula Allen, volunteer county co-ordinator for Derbyshire Help for Heroes, added: “It became clear that golf has a unique ability to help heal the injured service personnel that we work with at Help for Heroes.

“When you focus on the game you are not thinking about your injury and that is magical."

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