This year, the program will run 3, month-long sessions and Dumbarnie Links will be hosting the soldiers, and giving them experience on a links course. At the beginning of the session, David Scott will be sitting down with the soldiers and reassuring them, that the school is here for them. It’s a safe and relaxed environment where they are amongst people that care about them.
A Master Professional of the PGA, David will also be taking sessions on the Range, giving demonstrations to the recruits about common swing faults, and so giving them some ideas, should a golfer be really struggling with their games, a quick ‘Elastoplast’ to fix their swing enough that they can enjoy the remainder of their rounds. Other pointers will be playing a ‘knock down’ shot for playing in the wind, and getting out of deep bunkers, typically found on links courses.
David Scott commented, ‘For me, it’s been a life-changing experience helping these battle-weary heroes. Many of the participants have been involved in traumatic situations and experienced first-hand, the horrors of war. Through the school, we have seen shells of men, gradually find themselves again and start to rebuild their zest for life, and the belief in themselves to take on new challenges.”