In 2021, we have started our first ever Junior Disability Academies at Stonelees and Kings Hill for both physical and learning disabilities. In 2022, we have launched an additional disability academy at Boughton (The Cave).
Ages from 6 to 18 years for both boys and girls, for any junior that has a disability, you just need to be able to hold a golf club and swing.
Kent Golf would like to offer this opportunity to introduce juniors to the sport, meet new friends and have fun.
To view our various academy dates and cost please view the right hand side menu (or scroll to the bottom of this page on mobiles), where you will also find the neccessary forms required to begin the sessions.
Disability Golf Day (8 July) - Read the report
Disability Family Day (16 September) - Read the report
1) "I just wanted to say, thank you so much for organising the junior disability academy. My son has just attended his final session at Stonelees and he absolutely loved it.
He has gone from not being able to make contact with the ball on the first session, he had never played before, to hitting some amazing shots down the driving range today.
He also loved getting to use a real golf trolley on the course this afternoon he said he was a 'proper golfer' now!"
2) "Just thought I would let you know how my daughters Amelia and Poppy are enjoying the golf coaching course at Stonelees. They both are loving it!
Both girls were very apprehensive of taking part in the course so my husband and I said to them just have a go and see if you like it - no pressure.
From the outset our girls have found Kim and Gary very welcoming and friendly which put them at ease. Gary is an excellent coach. He is very calm when teaching and makes the lessons fun. As parents we have been pleasantly surprised how well the girls have concentrated and listened to instructions when Gary is explaining things to them. With their autism they sometimes find concentrating and completing tasks difficult.
Amelia and Poppy are enjoying learning a new sport. Apart from horse riding they don't take part in any other sports. The golf lessons have increased their confidence, ability to concentrate, skill level and also they have made new friends.
Amelia and Poppy look forward to their lessons at Stonelees. They have now caught the golf bug and want to continue after the course has finished.
I would just like to say thank you for offering this coaching course to children with disabilities."
3) " Thank you to everyone at Kent Golf for giving our students the opportunity to experience a sport that would normally not be available to them.
It was fantastic to see their confidence grow and celebrate some real talent on the driving range. " ~ Alison from Fenner Frost Foundation
Click here to read the Fenner Frost Foundation student feedback.
Click here to read the coach feedback.
Kipp Popert (Wildernesse) is our Ambassador to the Junior Disability Academies, watch the interview with Kipp Popert (Wildernesse) now.
We are pleased to announce our new working partnership with Variety Golf! Thank you for supporting our Junior Disability Academies, it is very much appreciated. Find out more about Variety Golf.
Kent Golf are proud to support the Hidden Disability Sunflower Scheme. Follow the link to find out more www.hiddendisabilitiesstore.com