Our Heroes defend the 'Ryder Cup'

Thursday 10 September 2015

Michael Swain Battle Back Golf Supported By Help For HeroesThe UK’s Battle Back Golf Team will be tee-ing off in Florida today as they defend their title in the Capt Pietsch Cup, competing against the US Wounded Warriors.

Affectionately termed the 'Ryder Cup' equivalent for our wounded, injured and sick, this is the fifth year the teams have met in the history of the competition, with the UK's Battle Back Golf Team defending last year's title!

Grant funding of £8,000 from H4H has enabled the team to take part in the competition, which will provide physical, psychological and social benefits in the recovery of those taking part:

  • Physical. Physical and occupational therapists have been on hand to link training to each individual's physical  recovery by setting a level of challenge that will improve mobility, strength, speed, skill and stamina.

  • Psychological. The psychological benefits of sport include, reduced anxiety, improved mood, improved self-esteem, reduced anger, enhanced vigour, self-worth and a general sense of wellbeing. 

  • Social. Social inclusion in sport and espeically team sport is a key part of the normalisation process. Being part of the BB Golf Team enables individuals to meet new people and make new friends outside the clinical / recovery setting. 

You can follow the team throughout the week on Twitter at @BattleBackGolf

Full BB Golf Team Depart For UK, Supported By Help For Heroes

 

 

 

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