The Disabled Golf Association are coming to Bondhay Golf Club on Friday for their first event of 2015.
The organisation was founded in 2010, as a non for profit community interest company, to facilitate access to the sport of golf for disabled people in the United Kingdom.
Their aim is to show the power of the human mind to overcome adversity and to encourage other disabled people to return to or start playing golf with all the therapeutic values that it can bring.
National events co-ordinator Graeme Robertson said: “We are a pan-disabled organisation with amputees, one arm, blind, stroke survivors, arthritis, deaf and MS sufferers all members.”
“We have all disabled golfers playing together, servicemen/women ex and currently serving with civilians, who have become disabled through accident or illness or congenital conditions.”
“We also supply venues, professional coaches and equipment to provide a pathway from beginners at taster sessions to events and onto internationals.”
The DGA run over 50 events, all over the country, throughout the year, with details on their website at www.disabledgolf.org.uk.
And the first one will be held at Bondhay on Friday of this week.
Robertson himself has seen the benefits of the sport, and encourages others to get involved.
“I have Primary Progressive MS myself, diagnosed at the age of 35.”
“Sport, and golf in particular has always been my passion, and due to DGA I’ve found a purpose to my life.”
“My golf is not as good as I used to be, but I’m really enjoying the challenge.”