Huxley Golf Supports Veteran Rehabilitation At The Caddie School For Soldiers, St Andrews
The Scottish charity is the only one of its kind. Its mission is to help veterans from America, Canada and the UK work through their physical injuries and post-traumatic stress while learning the skills needed to work as a caddie. Each cohort lives at St Andrews Home For Soldiers while training daily at the magnificent Dukes Course. Here, they discover new talents while finding healing, relaxation and confidence. Founder and CEO, Don J. Snyder, explains “The Caddie School program was created to help veterans earn back their belief in themselves, so that they can continue in life with the measure of dignity they are entitled to.”
Huxley Golf designed and installed a Premier All-Weather Putting Green in a relaxing garden area. With a variety of interesting slopes and four holes, this green provides practice for borrowing and straight putts, all within a 20ft (6m) by 15ft (4.5m) space. It is finished with a smart and luxurious Premier Fringe 35 surround.
Hugh Fraser, Huxley Golf’s Scotland and North East England Area Manager, was delighted to be involved in this life-changing project and to collaborate with the team at St Andrews once more. “The soldiers that participate in the amazing Caddie School for Soldiers programme rightly deserve the very best facilities and we were very pleased to be asked to deliver this for them in the form of a superb new Putting Green,” he said.
Cameron Steele, Estate Director at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa at St Andrews, reflected, “Adding a Huxley Golf Putting Green into our Caddie School garden has given it a whole new dimension. It now offers the soldiers a relaxing, restorative area but also a fun social space to use during their rehabilitation.
“We were confident that we could achieve this goal by working with Huxley Golf on this project and this proved to be the case. Working alongside the Huxley team was a pleasure. The professional manner in which they delivered to our requirements and timeframe is testament to their reputation and standing across the golf industry.”
The Huxley name has been synonymous with premium all-weather golf surfaces and products. Endorsed by the UK’s leading golf organisations as well as many legendary golfers and celebrities and their coaching teams, the company’s artificial golf surfaces are in use all around the world at top-flight courses, resorts, and training academies. Visit www.huxleygolf.com or call 01730 829608.