The Victorian Amputee Open will run an Australian MyGolf Clinic for children with limb differences to inspire the next generation of golfers.
Limbs 4 Life, in collaboration with Amputee Golf Victoria and the Ballarat Golf Club, will host the national junior participation program of Australia, which is designed to encompass all levels of competence.
Limbs 4 Life CEO Melissa Noonan says golf plays a strong role in bringing families together and promoting physical activity for everyone.
"Golf is such a great sport for amputees of all ages." It is one of the few sports that supports rehabilitation through low-impact physical activity and improves the balance and stability of amputees, "Noonan said.
Limbs 4 Kids fully supports golf as a national peer support program for children, young people and families who experience limb loss.
"Golf has been tried and tested, we have had a great success with our golf programs for children (and) We are excited to be working with Amputee Golf Victoria on new ways for more youth to participate in the sport, "said Noonan.
The clinic is run by PGA All Abilities coaches, Angela Tatt, David Wallis and Darren Bowman, and is supported by other amputees taking part in the Victorian Amputee Open.
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Go to www.mygolf.org.au to find the nearest MyGolf center.
Event: Victorian Amputee Open
Where: Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt Street, Ballarat
When: Saturday, December 1, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, followed by an informal BBQ dinner at the club