All Abilities Golf
Golf is a unique game that can be enjoyed by just about everyone. For people with disabilities, golf not only provides the opportunity for them to play a recreational sport, but it can also be a form of rehabilitation or an opportunity to be in a social environment.
All Abilities golf programs are designed for adults and children with physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities, often using game-based activities that can be modified to suit the needs and skills of all participants.
Get Into Golf
Get Into Golf All Abilities is Golf Australia’s introductory golf program designed for adults with physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities who may not feel supported in mainstream programs.
Ready, Steady, Golf Program
This program is an initiative of The Vines Resort & Country Club, MTI Golf Academy & Golf WA. Proudly supported by the WA Golf Foundation. Situated at The Vines Resort & Country Club in Perth’s beautiful Swan Valley. Ready Steady Golf provides a pathway for children and adults with special needs.
Conducted by MTI Golf Academy, winner of the 2015 WA Golf Industry Council’s Outstanding Game Development Award, participants will learn golf skills in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. In addition, the program aims to help build confidence and friendships by providing healthy interaction.
Empower Golf Australia
Empower Golf Australia is a not-for-profit entity driven by the mission to “facilitate and promote golf for Australians of all abilities”. Empower host ‘Come & Try Golf’ clinics at various courses around Perth, which serve as an ideal way to introduce new people living with a disability to golf for the first time, or to reintroduce former players to the game they love after accident or illness.
Empower’s revolutionary ParaGolfer is an all-terrain wheelchair that raises the user into a standing position, to allow a more conventional golf swing. It is available to hire from Empower centres across Australia.
Blind Golf Australia was formed to promote the game of golf amongst Blind and Vision Impaired Persons, and to coordinate blind golf between the states of Australia.
In Western Australia, Blind Golf WA is responsible for the running of state events related to Blind Golf. The association runs weekly nine-hole events at Wembley GC throughout much of the year. More details can be found here.
Amputee & Disabled Golf
The Western Australian Amputee and Disabled Golf Association (WAADGA) is committed to helping amputees and other physically challenged individuals live a productive and inclusive life through golf. Every amputee and physically challenged individual, regardless of age, is able to play golf.
The game of golf has proven that participation contributes dramatically to the emotional and physical well-being of physically challenged individuals, as well as instilling self-confidence and pride in personal achievements.