Disability Golf

Inclusive and Impairment Specific

Golf is a game that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of ability. To ensure fair opportunity and best practice, Golf Development Wales strives to understand the needs of various disabilities that may affect some individuals who wish to enter the game. Golf Development Wales has therefore set-up an Inclusive Golf Forum, with the following bodies:

Welsh Deaf Golf, Welsh Disabled Golf Association, Special Olympics Wales, Golf Union Wales, Disability Sport Wales, Welsh Government, Sport Wales.

This is a dynamic group which provides strategic co-ordination for the development of disability/deaf golf in Wales.

Please click on the links below to visit their websites.

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 forms such as Tri-Golf and Golf Xtreme. Golf Development Wales 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), view the map below.

For a list of inclusive golf coaches click here

Inclusive Golf Coaching Workshop

To support our inclusive coaching sessions Golf Development Wales can provide coaches with disability-specific education. The workshop aims to equip PGA Professionals 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 an opportunity to put theory into practice during the practical coaching session delivered to 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 sian.simmons@golfunionwales.org

Insport

The Federation of Disability Sport Wales have designed the Insport programme in order to support partners such as Golf Development Wales/Golf Union Wales in developing inclusive provision, opportunity and practices which will ensure that disabled people gain access to the level of participation/performance they require. GDW/GUW is currently working towards the Ribbon level of Insport.

The foundations for the programmes are built on the assumptions that if the principles of inclusion are embedded within everyday practices then everyone in the organisation will benefit.

For more information click on the following link

http://www.disabilitysportwales.org/education-training/insport/1419

Please click on the relevant scheme below to display associated map
Click on the venues marker on the map or scheme from the table below to view further details on that scheme
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HSBC Golf roots centres - Where this logo appears on the website it signifies that the club is a Golf Foundation HSBC Golf Roots centre and delivers junior coaching in schools, the community and at the club. It also runs a fun, structured coaching programme called the Golf Foundation Junior Golf Passport.
Junior Golf Cert - Where this logo appears on the website it signifies that the club has achieved Junior GolfCert - the GDW Junior Accreditation award. The club has show a significant commitment in striving to develop junior golf in Wales and provided evidence to ensure their programmes, policies and procedures are all in line with best practice.
Insport - Where this logo appears on the website, it signifies either the coach running the scheme has been trained in inclusive disability coaching and/ or the club has been awarded Disability Sport Wales Insport Club. Coaches will therefore be able to adapt sessions according to the participants needs and may run additional pan disability or impairment specific sessions. If the club has been awarded Insport Club, they achieved specific criteria to ensure they have provisions in place to include disabled people within their club structures.
Disability 23
Bryn Meadows Golf Club
Disability

David Pocock is a fully trained golf professional and has completed the PGA Inclusive Golf Coaching course

He has links with local primary, secondary and special needs schools to deliver fun taster sessions for beginners of all abilities.

Bryn Meadow has linked up with the Welsh Disabled Golf Association to run events and competitions.

To find out more about session at Bryn Meadows please contact David.

Dates of Sessions

tbc

Venue Name

Bryn Meadows Golf Club

Cost

Free / low cost

Address

Bryn Meadows Golf Club, Maesycwmmer, Nr Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, United Kingdom, CF82 7SN

Contact Name

David Pocock

Contact Number

07969491922

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

No

How to Register

Contact David Pocock on 07969491922

Disability 14
Carmarthen Golf Club
Disability

Disabled coaching at schools, family lessons and beginner classes will be set up from the Fair Play event, anyone who attends the Fair Play event will be entittled to the sessions. Trial membership for 3 months to include 2 free lessons and access to the practice facility and clubhouse.

·         PGA Professionals– Sam Barton

·         Lessons to take place at schools 

Venue Name

Carmarthen Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Blaen y Coed Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom, SA33 6EH

Contact Name

Sam Barton

Contact Number

01267 281588

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Sam Barton as above

Disability 10
Celtic Manor Resort
Disability

John McDonald is a fully trained golf professional and has completed the PGA Inclusive Golf Coaching course

He has links with local school Meas Ebbw in Newport

Regaular Friday coaching sessions take place for children with learning disabilities

To find out more about session at the Celtic Manor Resort contact John direct

Dates of Sessions

Summer term 

Venue Name

Celtic Manor Resort

Cost

Free / low cost

Address

Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, Newport, Newport, United Kingdom, NP18 1HQ

Contact Name

John McDonald

Contact Number

01633 410312

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact John

Disability 12
Clays Golf Club
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions, to find out more about sessions at Clays Golf Club please contact PGA Professional Sam Griffiths.

Links to Dynamic Wrexham – This is a  Wrexham based charity and a unique resource that provides out of school activities’ for children & young people with special needs.

          Taster Class on 1st May, 4.15p – 6pm  

·         6 week lesson classes will then run a week after the taster session

·         On going weekly classes for a small fee after the 6 week classes.

·         Just starting Insport 

Working with Empowering Youth Foundatin and Advance Brighter Future

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Venue Name

Clays Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Clays Golf Club, Bryn Estyn Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, United Kingdom, LL13 9UB

Contact Name

Sam Griffiths

Contact Number

01978 661406

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Sam Griffiths on 01978 661406 or sam@claysgolf.co.uk

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Clyne Golf Club
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions will run in early April in conjunction with general beginner sessions open to all.  Extensive pratice facilities and 4 hole academy course available at reduced rates for 3 month trial.  To find out more about sessions at Clyne Golf Club please contact PGA Professional Jonathan Clewett.

·         6 week lesson classes will then run a week after the taster session

·         On going weekly classes for a small fee after the 6 week classes.

 

Venue Name

Clyne Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Clyne Golf Club, Mayals, Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom, SA3 5DP

Contact Name

Jonathan Clewett

Contact Number

01792 402094

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Jonathan Clewett as above

Disability 21
Conwy Golf Club
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions, to find out more about sessions at Conwy Golf Club please contact Kim Boulden on 07837 689773

New2Inclusive golf taster session Saturday 18th April 4.30pm - 6.30pm everyone welcome.  Working with Kim and Mark Richards, Disability Officer for Conwy Council, follow on instruction will be available with Professional Andrew Blake.

Conwy Golf Club will be awarded Insport Ribbon on 18th April.

 

Venue Name

Conwy Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Conwy Golf Club, Beacons Way, Conwy, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, United Kingdom, LL32 8ER

Contact Name

Kim Boulden

Contact Number

07837 689773

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Kim Boulden on 07937 689773 or kim.boulden@golfunionwales.org

Disability 16
Cottrell Park Golf Club
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions linked to local school, to find out more about sessions at Cottrell Park Golf Club please contact PGA Professional Gareth Bennett.

·         6 week lesson classes will then run a week after the taster session

·         On going weekly classes for a small fee after the 6 week classes.

 

Venue Name

Cottrell Park Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Cottrell Park Golf Club, Saint Nicholas, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF5 6SJ

Contact Name

Gareth Bennett

Contact Number

01446 781781

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

No

How to Register

Contact Gareth Bennett as above

Disability 3
Glyn Abbey Golf Club
Disability

Mike is a fully trained golf professional and has completed the PGA Inclusive Golf Coaching course

Mike currently coaches 100+ children with learning difficulties from 9 primary and secondary schools

Mike also coaches the Special Olympics Welsh Golf Squad.

Fun family golf sessions are available at the club along with memberships on the accademy course 

For more info of how you can get started please contact Mike

 

Dates of Sessions

ongoing

Venue Name

Glyn Abbey Golf Club

Cost

Free / low cost

Address

Glyn Abbey Golf Club, Trimsaran, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom, SA17 4LB

Contact Number

01554 810278

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Mike Davies - 01554 810278

Disability 17
Haverfordwest Golf Club
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions, to find out more about sessions at Haverfordwest Golf Club please contact PGA Professional Matthew Rees.

    

·         Beginner taster session followed by 6 lessons

·         Continuation lessons weekly at the golf club for a small fee during school holidays

Venue Name

Haverfordwest Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Haverfordwest Golf Club, Arnolds Down, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom, SA61 2XQ

Contact Name

Matthew Rees

Contact Number

01437 764523

Email Address

x3mtr@aol.com

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Matthew Rees as above

Disability 19
Holywell Golf Club
Disability

Disabled coaching at Holywell Golf Club, 3 groups per week maximum of 6 people per group all with a variety of impairments.

·         PGA Professionals– Matthew Parsley

·         Lessons to take place first week of June onwards

Holywell Golf Club starting to work through Insport

Venue Name

Holywell Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Holywell Golf Club, Brynford, Holywell, Flintshire, United Kingdom, CH8 8LQ

Contact Name

Matthew Parsley

Contact Number

01352 710040

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Matt Parsley as above

Disability 26
Lakeside Golf Club
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions linked to local school, to find out more about sessions at Lakeside Golf Club please contact PGA Professional Grant Edwards.

·         6 week lesson classes will then run a week after the taster session

·         On going weekly classes for a small fee after the 6 week classes.

 

Dates of Sessions

Lessons starting September 2016 

Venue Name

Lakeside Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Lakeside Golf Club, Brynllwyn Lane, Garthmyl, Powys, SY15 6RU

Contact Name

Grant Edwards

Contact Number

01686 640909

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Grant Edwards as above

Disability 13
Llangefni
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions, to find out more about sessions at Llangefni Driving Range please contact Tom Rogers (Anglesey Council Disability Officer).

·         PGA Professionals – Kim Boulden & Paul Lovell

·         Lessons to take place at the driving range. Dates TBC

Venue Name

Llangefni

Cost

low cost

Address

Llangefni Driving Range, Glanhwfa Road, Llangefni, Anglesey, United Kingdom, LL77 7EY

Contact Name

Tom Rogers

Contact Number

01248 752900

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Tom Rogers on 01248 752900 or thomasrogers@anglesey.gov.uk

Disability 25
Machynys Peninsula Golf Club
Disability

Sian James is a fully trained golf professional and has completed the PGA Inclusive Golf Coaching course

She has links with Queen Elizabeth High School years 7-1, opportunities to join academy membership, adult ladies and mens weekley beginner sessions available.

To find out more about session at Machynys Golf Club please contact Sian.

Dates of Sessions

tbc

Venue Name

Machynys Peninsula Golf Club

Cost

Free / low cost

Address

Machynys Peninsula Golf club, Niclaus Avenue, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, United States, SY15 2DG

Contact Name

Sian James

Contact Number

01554 744888

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Sian James on 01554 744888

Disability 27
Parc Golf Club
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions linked to local school, to find out more about sessions at Parc Golf Club please contact PGA Professional Joe Vickery.

·         6 week lesson classes will then run a week after the taster session

·         On going weekly classes for a small fee after the 6 week classes.

 

Dates of Sessions

Lessons starting June 2016 

Venue Name

Parc Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Parc Golf Club, Church Lane, Newport, Newport, United Kingdom, NP10 8TY

Contact Name

Joe Vickery

Contact Number

07984402393

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Joe Vickery as above

Disability 18
Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions, to find out more about sessions at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club please contact PGA Professional Dylan Williams.

·         Range/short course membership

·         Continuation lessons weekly at the golf club for a small fee

Venue Name

Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club, Waun-y-Mer, Kenfig, Bridgend, United Kingdom, CF33 4PU

Contact Name

Dylan Williams

Contact Number

01656 772446

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Dylan Williams as above

Disability 2
Radyr Golf Club
Disability

Christian is a fully trained golf professional and has completed the PGA Inclusive Golf Coaching course

He has links with local primary, secondary and special needs schools to deliver fun taster sessions for beginners of all abilities.

Beginner session's at Radyr Golf Club start from 6 years old 

For more info of how you can get started please contact Christian

Dates of Sessions

Schools sessions available

Club beginner sessions ongoing

Venue Name

Radyr Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Radyr Golf Club, Drysgol Road, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF15 8BS

Contact Number

02920 842476

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Christian Askins - 02920 842476

Disability 8
Rhondda Golf Club
Disability

Gareth Bennett is a fully trained golf professional and has completed the PGA Inclusive Golf Coaching course

He has links with local primary and secondary and special needs schools to deliver fun taster sessions for beginners of all abilities.

Regular inclusive beginner sessions take place on a saturday morning for children from the age of 6 

To find out more about sessions at Rhondda or other facilities that Gareth coaches at contact Gareth direct.

Dates of Sessions

Schools 

Club coaching - every saturday

Venue Name

Rhondda Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Penrhys, Ferndale, Mid Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom, CF43 3PW

Contact Name

Gareth Bennett

Contact Number

07980 656659

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Gareth on 07980 656659

Disability 11
Rhyl Golf Club
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions, to find out more about sessions at Rhyl Golf Club please contact PGA Professional Anthony Middleton.

·         Links to SEN School Ysgol Plas Bondyffryn & Ysgol Tir Morfa

·         Trial Membership at Rhyl GC available

·         Continuation lessons weekly at the golf club for a small fee

Awarded Insport Ribbon award

 

Venue Name

Rhyl Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Rhyl Golf Club, Coast Road, Rhyl, Denbighshire, United Kingdom, LL18 3RE

Contact Name

Anthony Middleton

Contact Number

01745 353171

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Anthony Middleton 01745 353171

Disability 4
St Andrews Major Golf Club
Disability

John Hastings is a fully trained golf professional and has completed the PGA Inclusive Golf Coaching course

John is running Special Olympics golf sessions for children and adults with a learning difficulty

The sessions are fun and inclusive. Family members are welcome also

To find out more about session at St Andrew Major contact John

 

Dates of Sessions

Every Friday from 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Venue Name

St Andrews Major Golf Club

Cost

Free / low cost

Address

St Andrews Major Golf Club, Coldbook Road East, Barry, The Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom, CF63 1BL

Contact Number

07761 137265

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact John Hastings 07761 137265

Disability 6
St Giles Golf Club
Disability

Jack Roberts is a fully trained golf professional and has completed the PGA Inclusive Golf Coaching course

Jack delivers coaching in a local special needs school for year group 3-11

Children are then invited to attend fun club coaching sessions on a monday

To find out more about session at St Giles Golf Club contact Jack or the club direct

Dates of Sessions

June / July / Aug 

Venue Name

St Giles Golf Club

Cost

Free / low cost

Address

St Giles Golf Club, Pool Road, Newtown, Powys, United Kingdom, SY16 3AJ

Contact Name

Jack Roberts

Contact Number

07921817187

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

Disability 7
The Vale Resort
Disability

Clive Coombs is a fully trained golf professional and has completed the PGA Inclusive Golf Coaching course

In partnership with Wales Deaf Golf Association, beginner coaching sessions have been taking place on a thursday evening at the Vale.

This is the first of a number of taster sessions that will be run for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

The sessions are great fun and a place to make new friends

To find out more about sessions at The Vale Resort Golf Club contact Clive or the club direct

Dates of Sessions

call for more information

Venue Name

The Vale Resort

Cost

Free / low cost

Address

The Vale Resort, Hensol Park, Hensol, The Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom, CF72 8JY

Contact Name

The Vale Resort

Contact Number

01443 665899

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Email Clive on ccoombs@vale-hotel.com

Disability 20
Trefloyne Golf Club
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions, to find out more about sessions at Trefloyne Golf Club please contact PGA Professional Oliver Duckett.

·         Lessons to take place beginning of January onwards

Venue Name

Trefloyne Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Trefloyne Golf Club, Penally, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom, SA70 7RG

Contact Name

Oliver Duckett

Contact Number

01834 842165

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Oliver Duckett as above

Disability 9
Virginia Park Golf Club
Disability

Gareth Bennett is a fully trained golf professional and has completed the PGA Inclusive Golf Coaching course

He has links with local primary, secondary and special needs schools to deliver fun taster sessions for beginners of all abilities.

Regular club coaching sessions take place on a Tuesaday night for juniors

To find out more about session at Virginia Park please contact Gareth.

Dates of Sessions

Schools 

Club coaching every Tuesday 

Venue Name

Virginia Park Golf Club

Cost

Free / low cost

Address

Virginia Park Golf Club, Virginia Park, Caerphilly, The Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom, CF83 3SW

Contact Name

Gareth Bennett

Contact Number

07980 656659

Email Address

ga

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Gareth on 07980 656659

Disability 5
Welshpool Golf Club
Disability

Jack Roberts is a fully trained golf professional and has completed the PGA Inclusive Golf Coaching course

He has links with local primary and secondary schools to deliver fun taster sessions for beginners of all abilities.

Welshpool golf club has recieved Disability Sport Wales Insport Ribbon award

To find out more about session at Welshpool Golf Club contact Jack or the club direct

 

Venue Name

Welshpool Golf Club

Cost

Free / low cost

Days and times

Through-out 2015

Address

Welshpool Golf club, Golfa, Welshpool, Powys, United Kingdom, SY21 9AQ

Contact Number

01938 850249 (Club Number)

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact the Club on 01938 850249

Additional Information

Suited for: Behavioural Difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Learning Disability, Pan Disability, Physical Disability (ambulant), PMLD, Visually Impaired

Junior Golf section- totally inclusive, age ranges from 3-18, range of impairment :- amputee, CP , aspergers.

Disability 22
Wrexham Golf Club
Disability

Regular inclusive beginner sessions, to find out more about sessions at Wrexham Golf Club please contact Sam Griffiths on 01978 351478

Future, regual community sessions will be made available at the club.  Discounted lessons/academy course membership will be offered.

 

Venue Name

Wrexham Golf Club

Cost

low cost

Address

Wrexham Golf Club, Holt Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, United Kingdom, LL13 9SB

Contact Name

Sam Griffiths

Contact Number

01978 351478

Dress Code

Relaxed

Equipment Provded

Yes

How to Register

Contact Sam Griffiths on 01978 351478 or sam13488@hotmail.co.uk

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