England Golf recognises the importance of creating an inclusive environment to encourage disabled people to access and enjoy golf. Working within a framework to develop hub clubs to increase the participation of disabled people in golf, resources have been developed and made available to support all clubs in becoming more inclusive and accessible.
- Assistance to support clubs to recognise their current disabled participants through improved data collection and market segmentation tools
- Engage current disabled members to identify and recognise the barriers that could be preventing them from playing more
- Support on offering handicaps over 9-holes or creation of shorter formats
- Support to implement CONGU Club Handicap system to keep players active, including those with declining ability
- Advice and support on ensuring equitable course access during winter or bad weather periods
- Support and guidance to recruit disabled participants into existing activity.
- Engagement with the County Sports Partnerships to link the club to local disabled people’s organisations.
- Promotion of training opportunities for PGA coaching professionals and facility staff and volunteers to provide a high quality experience for disabled people.
- Opportunity to complete an access audit of your facility to identify your accessibility and plan for improvement
- Creating connections to other sections of your local community to promote all club activity and drive increased income across all club areas including food and beverage
How to access it
Access to the support resources can be found on the England Golf Clubhouse
Who is it for?
For those within the club with a responsibility for facility development, increasing membership or coaching. Including but not limited to:
- General Manager/Secretary
- Owner/Management Committee
- Club Professional
Your County Development Officer will be able to provide further advice. Contact details can be found in the back of the guide.