Dick Gillivour chats with Christian Hamilton in the first Curlewis clinic.
In cooperation with genU and Golf Australia, Curlewis Golf Club will organize its second all-come-and-try clinic.
The free clinic for golfers with a handicap will be held on Friday, September 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Range @ Curlewis.
Parents, carers and friends are very welcome.
The highlight of the day will again be the ParaGolfer, the all-terrain wheelchair that puts users in a standing position to enable a conventional golf swing.
"We will have qualified PGA coaches for all skills on hand to help anyone who wanted to enjoy what golf could become in their lives," said Christian Hamilton, senior inclusion manager of Golf Australia.
Hamilton is pleased that the entire region will be accessible to all golfers through the initiative set up to regularly establish all capacity clinics in Curlewis.
"Working with a partner like GenU proves to be fantastic, we will be able to make an entire region accessible with the Paragolfer who can move around in local clubs and facilities," he said.
"And we can't be more happy that Curlewis is in charge of involving all involved."
Mike McKinstry, CEO of genU, said the innovative golf machine was an exciting development for golfers who wanted to get back on track.
"We are committed to enabling people with disabilities to live the lives they choose, and the ParaGolfer is a good example of this," he said.
"We all know the benefits of exercise for our physical and mental health, and golf is also a great way to get out and socialize with family and friends."
Curlewis general manager Jamie Brigde said that the inaugural clinic in June was a major step towards making the Bellarine golf region accessible to people with disabilities.
“The response to the first clinic was fantastic with participants aged 13-92 years old! Parents, friends and caregivers were present and the Curlewis team is both enthusiastic and proud to play a role in removing barriers to inclusion and golfing pleasure, "said Brigde.
"Our resident PGA pro, Steve Brodie, is a fully credited coach for all skills and we are very focused on encouraging people to discover or reconnect a game they love."
"We all witnessed the pleasure of people from the inaugural clinic – and we look forward to setting up all of the capacity clinics in Curlewis regularly with Golf Australia and genU."
The clinic for all skills is held at The Range @ Curlewis, the driving range, mini golf and function facility of the club, adjacent to the club at 1201 Portarlington Road.
For information on future clinics, contact Katie Bourke via genU via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0488 100 074.