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Date published: 18 Jan 2023
2021 was the start of introducing golf to juniors with disabilities, Kent Golf set up two golf academies at Stonelees and Kings Hill golf clubs. This proved to be very successful and in 2022 two more academy centres followed at Tudor Park and Boughton (Cave Golf). Approximately 20 juniors took part in our last year’s disability academies.
Kim Brusadelli (our Junior Development Officer) organised 5 weeks of golf sessions for young adults with Learning and Physical Disabilities at Bromley College (20 students in total). Kim is going back to the college for another 4 weeks on 18th January and is looking to organise a day out to play some crazy golf in March. Kim also delivered a 3 hour session to 56 children at Wyvern School and the school selected 8 students to attend Kent academy at Tudor Park.
In September 2022 we held a Family Day at Stonelees, junior and family members received coaching from golf coach Gary Bason, with a 5 hole competition on the academy course and after we all sat down for a BBQ. It was a very enjoyable event where family came together to play golf.
In October 2022 we introduced golf to young adults with 2 Day Taster Sessions at Boughton (The Cave) with coach Sophie Daws, they enjoyed the sessions so much they have booked again for springtime this year.
We also organised a clinic at Wildernesse with Kent Golf’s Disability Academies Ambassador Kipp Poppert (No. 1 in gross rankings of The World Ranking for Golfers with Disability) and our academy juniors – they experienced a day to remember.
2022 saw us provide many opportunities to young golfers with a learning and/or physical disability and we look forward to continuing this work in 2023.
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