Invictus came to Pryors Hayes Golf Club on Wednesday the 8th June 2016 when ten members of The Battle Back Golf Team challenged a team from Pryors in a competition in support of their Captain, John Oatley, whosechosen charity this year is Battle Back Golf.
This is something that John and his two sons are very passionate about having served over 75 years in the Armed Forces.
Over a hundred people attended the event in which 86 members played including teams from other Cheshire Golf Clubs.
Some of the Battle Back Team had recently returned from the Invictus Games in America.
The Battle Back Golf programme was founded in 2009 by Lt Col. Tristan Crew and Instructional Officer Zeno Gomes. It is a Tri – Service initiative based out of Headley Court which uses golf among other things to aid in the rehabilitation process of wounded, sick and injured service personnel in order to aid their recovery to a normal active life.
The Battle Back Golf Captain ,Bernie Broad who lost both legs in Afghanistan, gave a very moving and thought provoking account of his journey to recovery, which at the end received a standing ovation from all those attending.
The Pryors Hayes Team won this year and donated a Trophy to Major. Barnett, Chairman of Battle Back Golf, who, on accepting challenged Pryors to a return match next year with a view to this being made an annual event.