‘Anyone for Golf?’
Cerebral Palsy Sport’s aim is to ensure that there is a wide range of sport and physical activity opportunities for people with CP or physical disabilities to take part in across the country. To ensure that this happened CP Sport works in partnership with a number of National Governing Bodies of sport.
Cerebral Palsy Sport and England Golf have been working closely to identify and promote golf opportunities for those with a physical disability. As a result of the close working relationship a number of opportunities have been identified as well as a ‘gap’ in provision, particularly for those with complex physical disability. Cerebral Palsy Sport and England Golf are now working together to develop a new adapted version of golf.
Jake Conroy is hemiplegic golfer. Not only has golf become his sport, he also uses his passion to teach others. Watch this video to find out why he loves the game of golf.
What is Golf?
Golf is a sport for all. Players use golf clubs to hit the golf ball towards the green where they will then aim to putt the ball into the cup. You can play individually or with a group of up to 4 players for a round. You can also play for as many holes as you would like up to 18 in a round.
How do I play Golf?
Golf can be played by disabled people with a range of impairments. Those with more profound physical impairments may use a buggy to get around the course.
Where can I take part in Golf?
www.getintogolf.org/inclusive – Activity finder
www.englandgolf.org/disability – Disabled golfers
www.englandgolf.org/disabilitygolf – Competitions
www.englandgolf.org/inclusiveclub -Club related support
County & Club competitions
There are opportunities to play within your club and county competition. There is a pathway for players to compete in Europe on obtaining a classification through the European Disabled Golf Association. For more information on competitive opportunities, please contact England Golf via email: email@example.com
For general information relating to getting into golf please contact England Golf:
Telephone: 01526 354 500