THE Academy at Trafford Golf Centre has partnered with Battle Back Golf, a programme which utilises golf to enhance the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel, to offer life-changing coaching.

Each of the eight PGA golf professionals at The Academy have offered six one-hour sessions to eight injured service personnel linked to Battle Back Golf which is closely connected to past Invictus Games captain, Bernie Broad, a member at Ashton-under-Lyne Golf Club.

Trafford Golf Centre is also providing £100 of ball credit to each participant to facilitate the winter coaching program, which will conclude with a springtime Ryder Cup style competition, due to be held at Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, between the coaches and the pupils.

Pete Styles, director of golf at Trafford Golf Centre said: “Bernie Broad, vice-chairman of Battle Back Golf, has long been a friend of Trafford Golf Centre and it’s been my desire to work together to create an opportunity for injured veterans.

"Battle Back is a fantastic charitable organisation supporting some incredible men and women and we’re proud to be a small part of the rehabilitation journey.”

The feedback from both the golf coaches and veterans has so far been positive with both sides claiming the sessions have been very educational and rewarding.