Making the Bellarine really accessible

Posted by on May 24, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

The Paragolfer becomes a game changer for All Abilities golf in the Bellarine region.

The Curlewis Golf Club remains committed to innovation, this time in the realm of all skills.

The club, located east of Geelong, will conclude a new program with GenU in making the Bellarine golf region accessible to people with disabilities.

The initiative of GenU and Golf Australia starts with a FREE come-and-try clinic on Friday, June 7 for golfers with a limitation on the Range @ Curlewis.

Perhaps the hallmark of the day is the ParaGolfer, the wheelchair for all terrains that puts users in a standing position to make a conventional golf swing possible.

"But we also have qualified PGA coaches for all abilities to help anyone who wants to enjoy what golf can become in their lives," says Christian Hamilton, senior manager of inclusion at Golf Australia

Hamilton is excited that the entire region will be accessible to all golfers through the initiative.

"It is the first time that we have followed this approach with a partner such as GenU, which allows us to make an entire region accessible with the Paragolfer who is able to move around local clubs and facilities," he said.

"And we can't be more happy that Curlewis is in charge of involving everyone in the process."

The program also includes sessions at XGolf in South Geelong and more locations with programs from PGA, all coaches in the region.

To reserve a place, contact Katie Bourke at GenU via e-mail at katie.bourke@genu.org.au or by telephone at 0488 100 074.

The clinic is held from 2-4 hours at The Range @ Curlewis, the innovative practice facility, the event center and the restaurant next to the club's club.

NB: the author of this article is a (proud) member of Curlewis GC

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