Golf is a game that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age, gender, physical condition or physical ability. It is a great way to build friendships and to exercise, while providing an opportunity for personal challenge and growth. There are plenty of opportunities to learn golf if you are a beginner, or get back into golf if you have played before. Some sessions are impairment specific, such as beginner golf lessons for people with autism, with other sessions being pan disability (mixed disability sessions). Wales Golf also supports clubs to offer inclusive beginner coaching sessions which encourage everyone to learn together in an inclusive environment. Take a look at the video below for a great example of a New2Golf/Back2Golf project for stroke survivors.
Wales Golf strives to understand the needs of various disabilities that may affect some individuals who wish to enter the game. Wales Golf has therefore set-up an Inclusive Golf Forum with the following organisations:
- Welsh Deaf Golf
- Welsh Disabled Golf Association www.wdga.co.uk
- Special Olympics Wales www.specialolympicswales.co.uk/Home.php
- Disability Sport Wales http://www.disabilitysportwales.com/
- Sport Wales. http://www.sportwales.org.uk/
This is a dynamic group which provides strategic co-ordination for the development of disability/deaf golf in Wales.