LANARKSHIRE golfers with a disability or other serious health issues have been offered free golf training.
And non-golfers who come under the same category are invited to ‘have a go’.
With funding from the Voluntary Action Fund’s Community Chest, the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership have arranged a PGA Tuition and Golf Open Day at Mearns Castle Golf Club in Glasgow on Saturday, April 10, starting at 10am.
Training will be provided by PGA-qualified professionals.
For more established players. some golf is also available at a heavily subsidised price.
Steve Bramwell, the partnership’s secretary and event organiser, said: “This type of training day is a great opportunity for the partnership to demonstrate to golfers and the general public that having a disability should not be a barrier to continuing to play or to try to take up the sport.
“We have funding for around 50 and everyone is welcome to bring friends and carers with them and enjoy the day.”
The SDGP is the only group in Scotland who actively encourage and involve anyone of any age, with a disability, serious health problem or mobility issue who wish to play golf.
They cater for amputees, the blind, the deaf, those with learning difficulties, people with Downs Syndrome, stroke and heart attack victims and wheelchair users. Further information can be found by visiting www.sdgp.co.uk, sending an email to SDGP.Secretary@ntlworld.com or calling 01505 343866, where you can leave a message.