Getting Started

ISPS Clinic

Step 1: Introduction to Golf

All national and state based participation programs are your ideal introduction to golf. Golf Australia and State Golf Association participation programs are universally designed to include members of the community with a disability.

  • •   Swing Fit - Australia's national women's program 
  • •   MyGolf - Australia's national junior program
  • •   PlayGolf Clinics - Victoria's state-based adult program

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ISPS Handa Accredited Coaches

Golf Australia in partnership with the PGA of Australia have developed an accreditation in blind and disabled golf coaching. ISPS Handa accredited coaches have additional training in coaching golfers with disability and venues that support the ongoing participation of participants.  The extensive training program covers;

  • •   Inclusive coaching and program development
  • •   Access and universal design principles
  • •   Clubfitting and mobility solutions for golfers with disability

ISPS Handa Accredited Coaches - Victoria

  • Paul Boxall - PGA Centre for Learning & Performance, Sandhurst Club, VIC
  • Paul Christie - Geelong Golf Club, Geelong, VIC
  • Tony Collier - Golf Victoria, Ballarat District, VIC
  • Brendan Green - Sandringham Golf Course, Sandringham, VIC
  • Christian Hamilton - PGA Centre for Learning and Performance, Sandhurst Club, VIC
  • Scott Laycock - Pakenham & District Golf Course, Pakenham, VIC
  • Steven Loader - Rich River Golf Club, Echuca Moama, VIC
  • Tony Mills - Metung, Gippsland, VIC
  • Bradley Pitt - Mildura District, VIC
  • Robert Rowe - Corowa Golf Club, Corowa, VIC
  • Haydn Thompson - Pakenham & District Golf Course, Pakenham, VIC
  • Rick Warren - Sandringham Golf Course, Sandringham, VIC
  • Scott Wearne - Keilor Public Golf Course, Keilor, VIC


Step 2: Playing Opportunities - Club and Social Play

A variety of choice exists for how we participate in the game of golf. To find a club or facility that suits your participation needs visit the Club and Facilities page and search for a venue in your area.

Clubs and facilities in Victoria are given resources on how to make their venues more inclusive, especially for golfers with disability. Engage with your preferred venue to discuss any access or participation requirements you may have.

Golfers with disability are also supported by several disability golf associations that provide playing opportunities to its members at a variety of different venues across Victoria.


Step 3: Competition Pathways

Golfers with disability have the same opportunities to compete at club, state, national and international level. Tournament pathways exists through membership of state disability golf associations and through multi class events held by state golf associations.

Competition Pathway

29 May 2017
South Australian Adam Bland has joined a growing band of Australians to have qualified for The Open at Royal Birkdale in July. Read more
28 May 2017
Pickwick and Walker have held on to claim medallist Westcoast Open Amateur honours after round 4 play is abandoned. Read more
30 May 2017
THIRTEENTH BEACH: Men: Stableford: Beach: A: M Graham (6) 36. B: P Van Deb Bosch (13) 35. C: D Rawson (26) 33. Women: A: D Pullen (24) 25. B: J ... Read more
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