At St Andrews

Huxley Golf say they were pleased to recently help equip the Caddie School for Soldiers at 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 Premier Fringe 35 surround.

Hugh Fraser, Huxley Golf’s Scotland and North East England area manager, said “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."

Cameron Steele, estate director at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa at St Andrews, added, “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."

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