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Military men help injured comrades swing back into action

US and UK golfing volunteers win Points of Light awards as Europe wins the Ryder Cup.

Two British service personnel, and big golf fans, have been recognised by the Prime Minister for their innovative work helping 140 injured members of the armed forces to play golf as part of their rehabilitation.

Physiotherapist Lieutenant Colonel Tristan Crew and Instructional Officer Zeno Gomes, both from Surrey, are the latest recipients of the Prime Minister’s Points of Light volunteering award, which recognises outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.

The UK award has been developed in partnership with the Points of Light programme in America, which was first established 25 years ago by President George H W Bush.

The men, who both work at the Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre, provide golfing equipment, coaching and opportunities for service men and women recovering from life-changing injuries as part of the Battle Back programme, which introduces sport into rehabilitation.

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