Golf Clinic at Wembley Golf Course Open Day

Published on 27 November 2017

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Wembley Golf Course will celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) with a Come and Try Golf Clinic and a Wheelchair Challenge on Sunday, 3 December 2017.

Wembley Golf Course Acting Manager, David Oliphant, said the free Come and Try Golf clinic is the ideal way to introduce people to golf for the first time, or reintroduce former players to the game they love, after an accident or illness.

"Players of all abilities will have the opportunity to try out the Wembley Golf Course's own ParaGolfer, an all-terrain wheelchair that raises the user into a standing position to allow a more conventional golf swing.

"We will also have other adaptive equipment to try out, as well as expert coaching to ensure everyone makes the most out of the day.

"The clinic will run from 11:30am to 12:30pm but there will be plenty of time to relax and chat to other players," Mr Oliphant said.

Tom Hughson from Empower Golf Australia will be hosting the clinic during his WA Charity Hand Cycle.  Mr Hughson will be hand cycling 90km and hosting three Come and Try Golf Clinics across Perth to raise money for a another ParaGolfer in WA.

"Golf is one of the few sports that allow people of differing abilities to play and compete together on an equal footing.  Through the golf handicapping system, players of lesser golfing ability are effectively given a 'head start' compared to better players," Mr Hughson said.

"For those who haven’t experienced the game before, it is a unique opportunity to share a sport with able bodied friends or family.

The clinic is free of charge but places are limited and registration is essential.  Register at Eventbrite to secure your spot.  If you would like more information, please contact Tom Hughson on 0439 486 889 or at tom@empowergolf.com.au

Town of Cambridge will also be getting involved, by participating in a Wheelchair Challenge to raise much needed funds for Rebound WA. 

Town of Cambridge Community Development Officer, Rosemarie Arnephie, said the challenge will see five Town of Cambridge employees spending the day in a wheelchair, getting first-hand experience of living with a disability and dealing with the daily challenge of accessibility.

"We are proud to be supporting Rebound WA; they provide vital social, recreational and sporting opportunities for children and adults with a physical disability."

"We hope everyone will dig deep to help us reach our $2,000 target," Ms Arnephie said.

International Day of People with Disability is a day to celebrate the many contributions people with disability make to our community.  Being a part of the celebrations is a chance to challenge myths, improve awareness and take positive action to change inclusion and accessibility for people with disability.

Event Details

11.20 am     Guest Speakers (Rebound WA)

11.30 am     ParaGolfer Clinic

12.45 pm     Mini-Golf Wheelchair Challenge

2.00  pm      Event Concludes

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