Cairns residents with a disability are invited to an upcoming golf clinic where they can practise their swing using the ParaGolfer, an all-terrain wheelchair designed specifically for golfing.
The event, sponsored by Spinal Life Australia, will be held on Friday May 24 during the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games.
Empower Golf founder James Gribble will share his story about how he continued his love of golf after sustaining quadriplegia from a spinal cord injury in 2008.
Professional Empower Golf coaches will then lead a clinic where attendees can pick up some clubs, hit the green and give the ParaGolfer a try.
The event will be held at the Half Moon Bay Golf Club at Yorkey’s Knob from 11am, the second golf club in Queensland to secure a $40,000 ParaGolfer device.
Spinal Life’s Community Connector for Cairns Del Childs, who has a spinal cord injury, said the device had changed the way she thought about golfing.
“It’s absolutely fantastic; anyone interested in playing golf but is concerned their disability may get in the way should give it a try,” she said.
“There will be experienced coaches on site who can help show new golfers how it works, as well as providing some basic tips to improve their game.
“Spinal Life is proud to sponsor this great event as part of its mission to support people with spinal cord damage to live an accessible and equitable life and help break down barriers to community access.”
Entry is free for the presentation and golf clinic and a light lunch will be included.
To attend, RSVP by 21 May by contacting Del on 0415 334 202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Empower Golf, visit empowergolf.com.au