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Interested in learning to play golf ?Gower Golf Club is a very friendly and inclusive golf club in Swansea and we are holding free taster sessions for people with disabilities throughout September and October, please see attached poster for more details.

The Nicola Stroud Golf Academy @ Gower Golf Club

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free taster sessions

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Wales Open – Monday 18 August 2014 – Bryn Meadows – Photos part 2

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Below are a second batch of photos from Welsh Disabled Golf Open 2014 at Bryn Meadows. Have you looked at our new photo group for event photos on Flickr? Return to the first set of photos from the Welsh Disabled … Continue reading

Moving plea, by a disabled boy, to change golf that you will ever read

This is the most moving plea, by a disabled boy, to change golf that you will ever read

A 14-year-old boy with eight separate disabilities has written to almost every golf club manager in the UK asking them to make the game more accessible for disabled people.

He particularly wants all clubs to implement The R&A’s recommendations for golfers with disabilities, which allows clubs to modify some of the rules of golf to accommodate golfers with special needs.

Jordan Rosser has autism, Tourette’s syndrome, sensory processing disorder (SPD), hypermobility, knock knee, crow’s feet and fallen arches, and he uses a hearing aid. Playing golf is both difficult and painful for him, but he has fallen in love with the game, has a handicap of 16.4 and has ambitions to become a PGA professional.

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However, he has written an article for the Golf Club Managers’ Association’s official journal, Golf Club Management, saying that some clubs are far more accommodating to his needs than others.

“It has been a long road for me with the disabilities I have,” he said.

“My knees and feet affect my golf a lot and cause a lot of pain and discomfort on the course. My autism also causes problems on the course.

“The R&A has adjusted rules for disabled golfers and these allow me to have a caddy and supervisor on the course. Some clubs are beginning to implement these rules but these clubs are few.”

Jordan is a member of Rhondda Golf Club in Wales and plays regularly at The Vale, two clubs that do implement The R&A’s allowed modifications.

“Rhondda allows me to use the disabled rules to take part in mainstream competitions with the juniors and also play for the junior first team,” he said.

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“The Principality Junior Wales Open also made history this year for being the first large scale junior open to use the disabled rules in its qualifier events. Southerndown, Cottrell Park and Tenby golf clubs have all agreed to use the rules for their junior opens this year.

‘The ideal would be for all clubs to implement The R&A disabled rules so we can join in’

“ISPS Handa promote blind and disabled golf around the world and it is getting more into the limelight and being noticed. The message needs to go out that there are hundreds of disabled golfers out there and they need to be accommodated and the ideal would be for all clubs to implement The R&A disabled rules so as we can join in and play on a level playing field.”

Jordan said that, despite the hurdles he faces in his life and often at golf clubs, he has also received a huge amount of support, which has helped him decide that he would like to stay with golf for many years.

“My ambition in golf is to be a PGA qualified teaching pro and an ISPS Handa coach to other disabled golfers,” he said. “I am currently on a four-year development plan to train to become a qualified pro and I volunteer with Valleys Golf for junior disabled and non-disabled coaching twice a week.

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“I play regularly with the Disabled Golf Association and last year won the Race to Wales tour; I was the only junior against grown men.”

Jordan Rosser – My Golf Story

Read Jordan’s heart warming story here, and follow him on Twitter here.

New Support – Welsh Royal Crystal

We are pleased to announce that Welsh Royal Crystal have chosen to support the Welsh Disabled Golf Association. Many Thanks for support and help with the trophies for the Welsh Disabled Golf Open 18 August 2014.

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Welcome to Welsh Royal Crystal

Centuries old handcrafting skills are used in the Welsh Royal Crystal glass making workshops. All crystal pieces are individually mouth blown and hand cut, thus capturing the clarity, brilliance and sharpness of cut associated with quality crystal ware. The range of shapes and decorative cuts embraces Traditional, Intaglio and Celtic design influences, which are unique to Welsh Royal Crystal products.

The most stringent quality standards are applied to ensure that only the finest quality is stamped with the Welsh Royal Crystal assay mark – the traditional Welsh Dragon stamp represents a symbol of quality.lshroyalcrystal.o.uk

R.T.Wales Order of Merit

Welsh Disabled Golf Association
R.T.Wales Order of Merit

Results calculated 4th August 2014 18:33

Position Player Points No. of
Comp’s
1 Overton, Michael 204 7
2 Camani, Douglas 181 6
3 Wallace, Michael 176 7
4 Merrit, Mark 173 5
5 Wallace, Keith 161 7
6 ROSSER, Jordan 138 4
7 Davies, Tony 115 3
8 GUNNING, PETER 113 5
9 Sandbrook, Laurence 110 5
10 Furnish, Paul 105 7
11 Morgan, Peter 101 5
12 Mahoney, Matt 66 3
13 Audus, Martin 50 5
14 Savastano, James A 45 3
15 Jones, Nicki 38 1
16 Champaneria, Kirit 31 1
16 Smith, Martyn 31 1
18 Standing, Dave 25 1
19 Clarke, Warren 20 2
19 Cocks, Stephen 20 1
21 Abbott, Mark 10 1
21 Bembenek, Stanley 10 1
21 daniels, nick 10 1
21 Robertson, Graeme 10 1
21 Robertson, Sue 10 1

 

Race to Wales Results – Coed-y-Mwstwr

Welsh Disabled Golf Association

Competition Result

Coed-Y-Mwstwr

Played on Monday, 4 August 2014 at Coed-y-Mwstwr.
Competition Scratch Score = 69 (36pts) (Men) Non-Qualifying (Ladies). 

Overall
Position
Player Score Comments Revised
Handicap
1 Overton, Michael  35 pts (17) Overall Winner 16.8
2 ROSSER, Jordan  34 pts (16) Overall Runner-Up 16.4
3 Merrit, Mark  33 pts (14) Overall Third 13.7
4 Camani, Douglas  29 pts (17) 17.2
5 Morgan, Peter  29 pts (25) 24.8
6 Wallace, Michael  28 pts (18) 18.4
7 Furnish, Paul  24 pts (28) Away
8 GUNNING, PETER  24 pts (28) 27.9
9 Davies, Tony  22 pts (34) 33.7
10 Audus, Martin  19 pts (20) 19.7
11 Abbott, Mark  14 pts (34) 34.0
12 Wallace, Keith  12 pts (23) 23.3

The following player(s) returned Twos or better in this competition:

Hole Player Score
2 Morgan, Peter 2