Wales Golf is the governing body responsible for golf in Wales. Our vision is to make Golf ‘Everyone’s Game. Anywhere’. We will create and support an environment in Wales where golf is safe and accessible for everyone to participate, enjoy and progress.
How can I get involved?
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.
For more information on how to get involved, contact email@example.com
Where to learn?
Golf doesn’t just offer people the chance to develop fitness and co-ordination, but also to build skills for life such as confidence, self esteem and perseverance. Golf can be adapted according to a player’s ability, with various formats and physical aids. Wales Golf is committed to developing a grassroots structure that provides beginner opportunities for players with a disability.
To find out where your nearest inclusive beginner coaching sessions are (pan disability or impairment specific), please follow the link http://www.walesgolf.org/find-beginners-session-2/
Inclusive Golf Coaching Workshop
To support our inclusive coaching sessions Wales Golf can provide coaches with disability-specific education. The workshop aims to equip PGA Professionals and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to support disabled people of all abilities in any coaching environment, recognise talent and help talented participants progress on to an appropriate competition pathway. The workshop also aims to give PGA Professionals and volunteers an opportunity to put theory into practice during the practical coaching session delivered with disabled people as part of the workshop.
If you would like to find out more and when the next workshop is taking place please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
R&A Modification of the Rules of Golf (for golfers with disabilities)
The R&A and the USGA have produced A Modification of the Rules of Golf for Golfers with Disabilities. This publication contains advice and permissible modifications to the Rules and they provide a means by which disabled golfers may play equitably with able-bodied golfers or golfers with other types of disabilities.
From a practical standpoint, it is useful to subdivide disabled golfers into groups, each of which has a need for somewhat different Rules modifications. Five such groups have been identified for the purposes of modifications to the Rules:
‘In modifying the Rules of Golf for golfers with disabilities, the desired result should allow the golfer with a disability to play equitably with an non-disabled individual or a golfer with another type of disability’.
Wales Golf Championships
Any golfer who wishes to play in Wales Golf Championships but requires use of the Modified Rules may do so in any centrally run Championship under the auspices of Wales Golf.
Provided the golfer meets the relevant entry criteria for any given Championship, they must notify the Championship Team at email@example.com of their intention to use the Modification to the Rules of Golf at the Championship before the closing date.
The Ping Welsh Junior Tour
We welcome any golfer to participate and compete in the Ping Welsh Junior Tour, and should any competitor require the use of the Modified Rules of Golf then simply notify the Championship Team at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the closing date.
For more information on any of the above please visit our website at www.walesgolf.org