Golf is one of the most popular sports in the world, and it is also one of the most inclusive. Whether for rehabilitation, recreation or competition, golf helps to improve balance, coordination, muscle strength and range of joint movement. It also provides a relaxed environment for friends to socialise.
Download our golf fact sheet for more details.
Contact your local golf club or driving range for information about trying the sport and membership benefits. For a list of golf clubs and driving ranges in your area, visit Golf Queensland.
Members are also welcome to attend Empower Golf clinics held monthly on the Gold Coast and other regions throughout Queensland, and the Queensland Amputee Golf Association golf days on the first Sunday of each month on the Gold Coast.
If you would like more information about any of these activities, download the golf fact sheet.
Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local golf clubs and governing bodies for the sport.
Competition opportunities and pathways
Golfers with a disability can compete in Golf Queensland’s Inclusive Golf Championships. There are also a number of disability-specific state and national events for golfers with an amputation or vision impairment. For more information, visit:
Golfers may need to be classified to compete nationally and internationally.
Golfers need a set of golf clubs, golf balls and tees to play. For safety reasons, golfers play on golf courses as well as driving ranges. Specialised equipment that assists players to pick up their ball can be purchased from most golf shops. Golfers who use a wheelchair can trial/hire a ParaGolfer (pictured) from Empower Golf Queensland, based at Parkwood International on the Gold Coast.
You don’t have to play golf to be involved. You can make a contribution as a volunteer, coach, caddie, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact your local golf club.
Working with mainstream sport
We are pleased to welcome Golf Queensland as part of the Sports CONNECT Queensland network as the organisation aims to develop more opportunities for people with a disability to participate in golf as players, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers.