Disability Golf

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Introduction

England Golf contributes towards the development of the England Golf Partnership's strategy to address the issues of equity, equality and inclusion of disabled people, within golf. Within the Whole Sport Plan 2013-17 we have made a commitment to increasing the number of disabled people participating in our game.

Disabled golfers are crucial to the growth of the sport. Across the country, thousands of disabled people are being given the opportunity to maximise their potential, mainly through the dedication and commitment of our County Golf Partnerships, golf clubs, community organisations and sporting partnerships. Figures from the latest Active People Survey show that over 82,000 people with a disability are participating in golf within England at least once a week.

In order to ensure we are successful in growing disability golf it is essential that we are aware of the relevant policies and legislation that are in place. Above you will find important links to "Equality of Human Rights - Disability", the "Disability Discrimination Act", and the "Equality Act 2010".

National Disability Golf Forum

England Golf work with a number of bodies to ensure that the development of the game is driven by the needs of our disabled golfers. Using our Disability Golf Forum we work strongly together to increase awareness of golf as a sport for disabled people and drive participation in the game through a collaboration of expertise. The following bodies are currently represented on the Forum:

> British Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association (BALASA)

> England and Wales Blind Golf Association (EBGA)

> English Deaf Golf Association (EDGA)

English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS)

> The Handigolf Foundation

> The Disabled Golf Society

> The Golf Foundation

> The Professional Golfers Association (PGA)

UK Deaf Sport

Below are the sites of other trusted supporters:

> R&A Rules for Golfers with Disabilities

British Blind Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport

Dwarf Sports Association UK

Wheelpower

Mencap and Special Olympics GB

 
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