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Disability Factsheets

The below factsheets have been developed by Cara in consultation with key agencies with experience and knowledge in the specific areas. The information is provided for guidance only, allowing you to be more informed in your approach to being a more inclusive coach. No two people are the same, as such, please ensure your first step is to speak to the person – understand their abilities and goals and never assume.

Autism in Sport Passport

The Passport is a tool for coaches and clubs to gather information about a participant with Autism.

Inclusive Communications & Promotion

The inclusive communications document was designed by Cara to ensure you are promoting your activities to everyone and that everyone can access the information you want to share. Here are some tips to help you achieve a more inclusive approach to communication and promotion in a variety of formats.

Modification of the Rules of Golf for Golfers with Disabilities

This below publication contains permissible modifications to the Rules of Golf for use by golfers with disabilities. This is not intended to be a revision of the Rules of Golf as they apply to able-bodied players. As is the case for the Rules of Golf themselves, these modifications, along with the philosophy expressed herein, have been agreed upon by the United States Golf Association and R&A Rules Limited.

It is important to stress that these Rules modifications only apply if they have been introduced by the Committee in charge of a competition. These modifications do not apply automatically to a competition involving golfers with disabilities.

A modification of the rules of golf for golfers with disabilities


Access Audit Checklist for golf clubs and facilities

EDGA has created this document to support clubs in accessing the physical accessibility of their club. This has been put together as a quick check sheet and whilst it references a number of sources it should not be seen as a full access audit.

Code of Conduct & Procedure

The below Code of Conduct & Procedure applies to all EDGA organised events and also any events with the EDGA badge. This Code is designed to help the management of EDGA and Participants in EDGA events. It sets out the conduct and ethics that are expected of Participants.

How I Play Series

EDGA have developed a “How I Play” series where golfers with a variety of impairments share their experiences and strategies they have used to adapt and adjust to play to the best of their ability. Throughout the series, experienced coaches also share their knowledge and insights on how some of the players tips can help other players and coaches.

For key points and more information visit the EDGA website.

Series one features six players from across Europe with various disabilities, including Masserreene Golf Clubs Gareth Mc Neilly.

Gareth McNeilly – Right Leg Amputee

Aimi Bulllock – Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Adem Wahbi – Cerebral Palsy

Juan Postigo Arce – Right foot amputee

Mike Jones – Left Leg Amputee

Timo Klischan – Erbs Palsy

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