Forces golf charity, On Course Foundation, was celebrating a late Christmas present yesterday as American Golf handed over a cheque for £20,000, raised by its customers over the festive period.

The money was raised by the American Golf Christmas raffle held across the company’s 121 stores in the run-up to Christmas. Nick Dougherty, Sky Sports presenter and On Course Foundation Ambassador, was on hand to draw the winners of the raffle live on Facebook and receive the staggering £20,000 cheque from Regional Area Sales Manager David McGlone.

Nick Dougherty and Ed Thorpe

Nick, whose wife Di is also an Ambassador for the charity, has been blown away by the generosity of American golf’s customers, “It’s been great to come here today and hear about how American Golf and its customers support On Course Foundation.  It is fantastic to see golfers helping other golfers.  The charity is incredible and this amount of money will make a difference to a lot of people’s lives.  Di and I are looking forward to working more closely with them this year.”

The raffle is just one of several initiatives American Golf has in place as part of its ongoing commitment to On Course Foundation as David McGlone explains, “We are so proud that our customers have got behind our fundraising efforts for On Course Foundation.  The money we have raised will allow them to help even more ex-Servicemen and women through golf.  As many people will already know, our work with the charity extends beyond fundraising and we will continue to support them in any way we can.”

The raffle draw was aired live on American Golf’s Facebook page.  With a top prize of a fantastic £1,000 to spend on the latest golf equipment at American Golf, and 9 runners-up prizes, the lucky winners will certainly be beating the January blues and setting themselves up nicely for the new season.  To find out who the 10 lucky winners were,

visit: to see the draw for yourselves!





Dannyal Spalding

Daanyal ready for a big year

MG are pleased to introduce a new young professional to our ranks. We met up with him at Four Ashes Golf Centre near Solihull earlier this month, Mandy chatted to him while we watched him take a few swings, take a look below.

Gaudet Luce Golf Club

Gaudet Luce – Major host

This is a modern golf and leisure complex that doesn’t like to sit still and the steady growth in popularity of the club since its opening in 1995 has enabled the family ownership to put investment back into the course and facilities.