Disability golf is a growing area in the para sports world and the SportsAble Golf section reflects that. It has a growing number of members of all ages and disabilities who enjoy the great mix of coaching, driving range practice and friendly competitions on offer. Plus, there’s a great social side to the weekly gatherings.
Members like meeting for a pre-game chat and a cup of coffee and a bacon sandwich – what better way to welcome new members and get them introduced to their fellow players?
Golf is one of those sports that people regularly did – or had a passion for – before their accident or illness and so rediscovering it through SportsAble – and by using the club’s adapted equipment- gives people back some of their freedom and reignites a love of the sport.
Competitions occur twice a year and several golf section members will represent SportsAble and return with prizes and trophies.
One of our golfers is Greg Airth who is a superb ambassador for the sport. Greg was filmed by ITV Meridian and he links in with other associations to continually promote disabled golf.
Greg worked alongside the Golf-at-Home team at The London Golf show to highlight that golf is most definitely a sport for disabled people. He hosted a popular demonstration shot over the four-day event with commentary from Karen Peters, SportsAble’s golf coach at the time.
Greg is also a member of Handigolf and through them he has a specially designed golf buggy that allows him to play golf from a seated position – even on the green!