All abilities golf buggy coming to Wembley Golf Course

Empower Gold Australia's Tom Hughson uses the ParaGolfer.
Empower Gold Australia's Tom Hughson uses the ParaGolfer.

PEOPLE with a disability and a bug for golf may soon be able to use a second buggy designed for their needs at Wembley Golf Course.

“Players of all abilities will have the opportunity to try out the course’s own ParaGolfer, an all-terrain wheelchair that raises the user into a standing position to allow a more conventional golf swing,” course acting-manager David Oliphant said.

As part of International Day of People with Disability on Sunday, Empower Golf Australia’s Tom Hughson will host a free golf clinic to raise money for another ParaGolfer to be used by golfers across WA.

The clinic introduces people to golf or reintroduces former players to the sport after an accident or illness.

“Golf is one of the few sports that allow people of differing abilities to play and compete together on an equal footing, and through the golf handicapping system, players of lesser golfing ability are effectively given a ‘head start’ compared to better players,” Mr Hughson said.

A wheelchair challenge will also be held at the course as part of International Day of People with Disability.

A team of five Town of Cambridge employees will spend the day in a wheelchair to raise $2000 towards the second ParaGolfer.

To register for the clinic contact www.eventbrite.com.au.

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