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On Course Foundation USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The mission of the On Course Foundation (OCF) is to build confidence and self-belief in our wounded, injured and ill (WII) Service members and Veterans via golf skills and employment training events. The On Course Foundation strives to create work experience opportunities within the golf industry through golf skills and training, to help our beneficiaries get back on course.

Target demographics: wounded, injured and sick Service members and Veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: 120 wounded, injured and sick Service members and Veterans at our Golf Skills and Employment events

Geographic areas served: close partnership with the Army’s Warrior Transition Command, the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiments and Veterans hubs

Programs: confidence-building Golf Skills and Employment events, opportunities for work experience placements leading to full-time, meaningful employment in the golf industry.

Community Stories

53 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

johnegotti

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the game of golf through On Course Foundation in 2017. With the challenges of golf and the relationships found through this organization. I was able focus on the positives in life and find that competitive feeling I thought was gone after being severely injured. After 2 years of hard work and the support of not only the OCF staff but from other members. I accomplished my goal to make the 2019 Simpson cup Team.

TTongue

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with On Course Foundation USA for about 4 years. This organization has had such a positive impact on my life. I have formed incredible friendships with both US and UK veterans filling a major void since leaving the military. I have had the opportunity to compete on some of the most prestigious golf courses in the US and UK. The golf instruction has been well planned and run professionally by instructors who are extremely knowledgeable at all levels of play. The events are very well planned and run efficiently and effectively. Keep up the good work.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with On Course for the past three years. Through the course of my experience to now, I continue to be honored and humbled to be a part of it. The events that I have attended provide a welcoming, brotherly feel. They are extremely well planned and executed and have allowed me to build lasting friendships with people all over the world that I otherwise would have never known. The connection with these brothers goes far beyond just the game of golf. It is a feeling that is hard to describe until you experience it. I recommend anyone that has the opportunity to get involved with this organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Professionalism to the MAX!

I have been involved with the On Course Foundation for 8 years as a golf instructor and Team USA coach for the Simpson Cup.
This organization has brought tremendous opportunities and hope to patriots of this nation in all aspects.

On Course does not just check boxes for Veterans but find them jobs in the golf industry all the way from food and beverage to golf professionals.

If you are looking for an opportunity to be with fellow brethren and better yourself this is the organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the On Course Foundation since the inception. In my professional opinion; this organization goes steps further then other golf foundations, seeing that On Course finds Ladies and Gentlemen jobs within golf. I have seen some awesome stories evolve from the On Course Foundation and it's members. This is attributed to how the instruction is delivered and the progression of the members through the program. I hope to be involved with On Course until I can not stand anymore. A truly wonderful program, staff and members that I would highly recommend to any injured or ill service member that would like to be involved with golf.

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Christopher H.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Their mission is to help members find purpose and pride in what they do. They truly understand the comradery lost once we leave service. The events I have participated in are second to none and have given me life long friends and a growing support group. Thank you for what you continue to do for all service members.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been associated with On Course for the past 3 years and have never been disappointed with any of there events. I have been reunited with fellow veterans and met a few new ones also. Sharing our stories and struggles is the most rewarding thing for me. We draw strength from one another as well as the occasional jabs. I have never been treated with such admiration for what I have done in my professional career. They associate themselves with some of the best clubs in the world and those members are absolutely the most genuine people I have ever met.

Vincent D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

OnCourse Foundation, has provided me with resources and opportunities that previously didn’t exist. Their professionalism and dedication to our former military men and women is unparalleled. Thanks for all you’ve done and will continue to do.

Shawn39

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

On Course Foundation USA is the best organization for Veterans and Disabled Veterans. The game of golf is a wonderful outlet for us and helping us find employment after all we have known is stripped away is second to none. This organization is life changing and life saving!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you to On Course Foundation USA for the great opportunity to be with some of my fellow veterans. Attended the Kernwood cares event this past week and had an outstanding time. The staff at Kernwood were amazing and the friendliness of all the members is truly astonishing and heart felt. Thank you to Shawn Whitmore for inviting me to this special event. Shawn did a fantastic job of coordinating everything and making this amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being new to the game of golf, it is great to have organizations like the On Course Foundation that provides training for us to either learn or get better at the game. Also, you are encouraged to get better at the game to become competitive.
To top it off, they also help you on your personal life by providing work opportunities within the golf industry if it is what you derive.
Overall it is a great organization to include the interaction with other veterans that provide us the opportunity to create new friends that share the same interest as me.
I was part of the 2 day clinic at Bridlewood in Flowermoud TX. I had a foot time, learn some new techniques and met new friends.

Thank you for the opportunity.

Jesus Adrian

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing, amazing organization with an ‘at home’ atmosphere and excellent quality of instruction from the staff. Definitely recommend any Veteran who is interested in golf and wants to improve their game; get involved!!

Russell N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently was introduced to this amazing organization. I am currently doing a 2 day golf workshop and Simpson Cup qualifier. Shawn Whitmore is an inspiration to us Veterans and I look forward to our future endeavors. Semper Fidelis

Patrick M.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome experience with On Course Fondation here at Bridlewood Golf Course in Flower Mound, TX. Thank you Sean and staff at Bridlewood for hosting us.

1 Adam62

Client Served

Rating: 5

Spend 2 days in Palm Springs at there golf skills clinic. It was a great time with other wounded veterans. The clinics were amazing and the on course staff made sure everyones needs were met. Look forward to more events with On Course Foundation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the honor of attending a Simpson Cup qualifier held by On Course Foundation. Everything about the qualifier was top notch. The staff was amazing in making sure everyone was having a great time. I use golf as a mental and physical recovery tool, and On Course does everything they say they do and more to help service members utilize golf as a recovery tool. I look forward to the next time I can attend an On Course Foundation event.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I appreciate these guys a lot. They are a lot of fun and have some very cool events. Can’t wait for the next one.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an organization. Had the opportunity to represent team USA at the Simpson for this foundation. Incredible experience. Being able to golf alongside so many fellow veterans with similar experiences is hard to find outside of oncourse foundation. Will definitely continue to be a part of this great group.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended my first On Course Foundation event this past year and it was an amazing event. It was organized very well and was an extremely welcoming organization and group of people. What this organization does by bringing veterans together and providing opportunities through golf is extremely important and I am very proud to be a part of it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful opportunity to represent the USA while making great friends along the way. The On Course Foundation has been of great assistance in assisting me overcome so many of my self imposed limitations.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Team USA coach has been the most rewarding thing in my career as a PGA professional. The ladies and gentlemen that I have had a chance to meet have changed my life 100%. John Simpson’s vision has come to fruition and has changed the lives of hundreds of well deserved injured veterans. I am extremely proud to be a part of this orgklanization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

OnCourse came into my life at the perfect time! I have been golfing for a few years at this point but I was not connected to any other veterans. I also was in a tough place with my pain management. OnCourse introduced me to other veterans that I can now say, will be life long friends. They will forever hold a special spot in my heart and I thank anyone who has ever been a part of this program. They have truly made it the best I have come across. Thank you!

Valdo R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BayHill Arnold Palmer Invitational. Oncourse Foundation Event.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It’s hard to find an organization with the quality of individuals, spirit, organization, or professionalism that the On Course Foundation has. And yet here they are exemplifying every single one of those qualities on every single occasion. There are no better ambassadors for the game of golf, disabled veteran community, or the armed forces in its entirety than The On Course Foundation.

Martin J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

On Course embraced me and the challenges that I thought were uniquely mine after leaving the military. They helped me identify with the sport of golf and explore career options. While employment in the game isn’t in my cards, volunteering in the game to assist veterans has been. Thank you On Course Foundation for all you have done for me and fellow servicemen and women.