Disability Golf

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Why should I get into golf?

  • Golf is a sport for everyone - its about your ability, not your disability
  • It's a great way to get and keep fit - assisting your balance and strengthening muscles
  • It's also low impact - an average round of 6000 steps even when using a buggy! 
  • To socialise with your friends, family or to make new friends

Dont believe us, then check out why Tony plays....

 

Is the game accessible with my impairment?

Absolutely! There are different formats of the game, from ranges to 18 hole courses, to simulators to adventure golf.

There is a range of different equipment you can use to get you having a go too.

If you have a personal budget, you can use this to help you to be active. Disability Rights UK have created the Get Yrself Active website to help you with all of these questions. You can find the link at the top of the page.

How do I get started in golf?

  • Golf clubs and facilities offer a range of flexible and affordale starter sessions
  • Usually in group lessons and with opportunities for juniors, men and women and disability specific sessions
  • These allow you to meet other new golfers and learn together under a qualified PGA professional coach
  • Many may host an open day where you and your family can visit the club and try the game together

To help you find your local golf facility, we have created an inclusive club finder on our get into golf website. These facilities have committed to including disabled people into their activities and to offering a welcoming environment.

You can find your nearest inclusive club or you can choose your local facility to head along to and get started. Visit www.getintogolf.org/inclusive

Top tip: If a club doesn't have any activity on the site you can contact them or visit their site and find out more about what they have on offer.

Find out what we've been doing and what other disabled people think about the game!
 

 Other organisations and ways to get into golf

The Golf Trust Logo

The Golf Trust brings people together through golf. Their team of professional golfers and enthusiasts have worked hard over the last four years to show how the power of golf can be harnessed as a driver of social mobility and change.

The only accredited deliverer of the Els for Autism programme in England, they also deliver activity with Special Olympics clubs and across a range of faith, disability, schools and community work.

Projects run mainly across London and Hertfordshire. Visit  www.thegolftrust.com to find out more and how you can access what they do.


Community Golf's aim is to evolve the game, making it more accessible for everyone and better suited to today’s lifestyle.
 

Using locally sourced and trained Community Golf activators they deliver golf in parks, community centres, leisure centres and even at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

They have a number of programmes that they deliver at clubs too, but in particular they have created their own ‘Golf in the Park’ community programme which allows people of all ages and abilities to play a 6 hole course and mark a scorecard around their local park in an inclusive environment.

This has become an exciting community opportunity for many disabled people, some of which have gone onto pursue voluntary opportunities too.


Their work covers the whole of Surrey, along with South and East London. Please visit www.communitygolf.co.uk to find out what's happening in your area or email hello@communitygolf.net for a more personalised response.
 


On Course Foundation Logo

 

 

 

On Course Foundation hope to use the game of golf as a vehicle for   successful recovery, with all of their members achieving a positive  outcome not only on the golf course, but ultimately through work experience and eventually meaningful employment in the golf industry.

Working with current and ex servicemen and women who are Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) from service related injury or serious illness, they run a range of golfing events and employment events to use golf to drive rehabilitation.

Visit their website and see if you could benefit from getting involved www.oncoursefoundation.com


Disability Golfing Events

You may be ready to play or just want to see other disabled people playing before deciding to give it a go yourself. You can find out about all the different events that happen across England on our events page www.englandgolf.org/disabilitygolf

 
  • England Golf Partnership
  • England Golf Trust
  • Sport England
  • Woodhall Spa
  • Get into Golf
  • GolfMark