18 April 2024

On Wednesday 15 May the national charity for wheelchair sport, WheelPower will be hosting their very first Learn to Play Golf Day at the Pyrford Lakes Golf Club in Surrey. This new event will give adults with physical disabilities the chance to swing a golf club for the first time, or perhaps return to the sport as a disabled person following illness or injury.

The day will be co-hosted by Get Golfing, a charity who were established in 2018 with the desire to change the landscape of golf, and make golf truly accessible to all. Alongside the team from Get Golfing there will also be coaches from The Golf Trust and Motus Medical who will be bringing a number of standing powerchairs that allow disabled people who are paralysed or unable to stand for long periods the chance to stand over a ball and take a full swing.

WheelPower has been delivering life changing sports events for over 75 years and in 2024 are thrilled to be introducing a series of new ‘Learn To’ opportunities for the disabled community. The event is completely free and will include skills based challenges and a chance to play a hole before the end of the day. All equipment and coaching will be provided throughout, and all participants will enjoy a lunch time BBQ by the lakeside clubhouse.

Emily Weller, Head of Sport at WheelPower said:

“Over the past couple of years since the Covid pandemic WheelPower has continued to develop its programme of in person events to include more sports, at new locations across the UK. The Learn to Play Golf event is a really fun and exciting opportunity for disabled people 16+ to join us on the course in Surrey. Here at WheelPower we understand that playing sport and being outdoors has numerous physical and mental health benefits, and we hope this event that this event provides disabled people with the confidence to try something new and continue their sporting journeys in the future.”

Get Golfing are super excited to be hosting a WheelPower Learn To event this May at our Pyrford Lakes venue. Stuart Williams , Community Development Officer said:

”This new partnership will open up our amazing spaces and bring golf to some of our communities that would not normally have access or the opportunity to enjoy golf. We love to work with partners who align with our mission to break down barriers, create new golfing opportunities and ensure our facilities are inclusive and welcoming to everyone. We hope that this will be the template of an event that can be launched across the whole of England at our 13 sites and ensure we deliver on our mission to bring golf to all parts of our local communities”

Find out more about how WheelPower supports disabled people to be more active and the full calendar of events by visiting: 

WheelPower Events