National and State organisations supporting golfers with disability
Limbs 4 Life
are a national peer support organisation for people with a limb difference in Australia. Limbs 4 Life in partnership with Golf Australia have established a national golf clinic program for people with a limb difference. The clinics are run on a monthly basis with a PGA professional with an advanced accreditation in blind and disabled golf coaching. For your nearest centre visit the Golf Month
Victoria provide year-round sports participation and competition for people with an intellectual disability of all skill levels. Fourteen sports across the nation are offered at a local level based on athlete interest and the availability of local facilities and volunteers. Special Olympics Victoria run golf programs and a state golf championship for golfers with an interllectual disability.
Blind Golf Victoria
(BGV) has been formed to promote the game of golf amongst Blind and Vision Impaired People.
BGV work with Blind Golf Australia to run events and tournaments specifically for people with a vision impairment. Blind and vision impaired people play golf very much the same as sighted golfers, however, the caddy plays the most vital role, as the blind golfer's eyes.
Click Here to view the 2017 Blind Golf Victoria Schedule of Events
Deaf Golf Victoria
(DGV) aims to promote, encourage and provide opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing golfers to play golf at a variety of golf courses in Melbourne and country areas of Victoria. DGV also provides training sessions, and events to assist golfers in understanding the golf rules and enjoy the art of playing golf.
Click Here to view the 2017 Deaf Golf Victoria Schedule of Events
Empower Golf Australia
promote golf for Australians of all abilities through a national golf clinic program for golfers with disability. Empower Golf Hubs are equipped with an OttoBock Paragolfer, a device that enables golfers with a spinal cord injury or mobility issue to stand up and play golf.
Click Here to view the 2017 Empower Golf Australia Schedule of Events
Golf Australia Disability Policy
Golf Australia has adopted a policy to help ensure the game is inclusive of people with a disability.
Click here to view the Golf Australia Disability Policy
Golf Australia Gender Policy
Click here to view the Gender Policy with respect to participation in all GA National Championships and the issuing of Australian Handicaps
R&A Rules of Golf - Modifications for golfers with Disability
Click Here to download a copy of the R&A Modification of the Rules of Golf for Golfers with Disabilities