This link is to the Anne Diamond show on Radio Berkshire.
Graeme Robertson is being interviewed about 1 hour 58 minutes in, which he discusses with David Prever about his Multiple
Sclerosis condition and his involvement with The Disabled Golf Society.
This was originally broadcast on 25th February it has 7 days left before expiry. So if you get chance please listen to the
interview and enjoy.
The Disabled Golf Society and Horizon Mobility Ltd have come together to offer a new range of golf buggies. Designed to have a wide range of flexibility and functionality, this will allow any disabled golfer, regardless of ability, to enjoy their game of golf to the full.
Starting with a 24v 1400watt RMS drive and 2 x 75 amp batteries this will provide more than enough power for travelling even the most challenging of golf courses. A front mounted bag area and rotating seat will allow the playing of any stroke off the back of the buggy. Controls are designed for ease of use by either hand, or both and if necessary be set during the build to the golfer’s preferred location. Made with the latest modern techniques and materials available, the buggy is of a high quality and will aid the golfer with his or her game.
The basic golf buggy can be supplied to you, fully fitted, ready to play for £(TBC) zero rated, with an ongoing finance and cover package for either 3 or 5 years. This will include an annual service, part’s (inclusive of batteries and tyres), warranty for all non accidental/misuse repairs and a loan vehicle while repairs are being made in the unlikely event of a failure that cannot be repaired on the day. Thus ensuring golfers will not miss out. Buggies can also be hired for £20 (zero rated) per use.
For further information click here or please contact Christopher Smith, DGS on 01666 503918
Two members have come on board to help with the organisation of events for The Disabled Golf Society. Graeme Robertson will be the event co-ordinator nationally and ‘Tucker Chance’, who is well known throughout the disabled golfing world, will co-ordinate North West Events.
Graeme Robertson – DGS National Event Co-ordinator
Graeme became a member of the Disabled Golf Society soon after it was established. An avid sports man, especially golf, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis about 12 years ago, at the age 35. About a year ago a chance conversation with a physio, who dealt with Paralympians, put Graeme in contact with WAMSAD (Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead District Sports Association for the Disabled). They suggested he go along to a golf tournament that was being organised by the recently formed Disabled Golf Society and ever since then, Graeme has helped with the organisation of events during the past year. His experience in council run sports development programmes for physical and mental disabilities, has helped others enjoy the freedom and focus in life that comes from playing golf. He was recently awarded a Sports Personality of the Year Disabled award.
Tucker Chance – DGS North West Event Co-ordinator
Tucker Chance’s involvement in disabled golf grew out of a passionate interest from an early age. Polio in childhood left him with similar disabilities to an SCI walker. His friend and coach, John Smith, encouraged him to take up golf in 1995, after which he became involved with the Handigolf Foundation for seated golfers throughout the UK and Europe. Using a specially designed buggy, Tucker Chance has achieved notable success including the British Championship, the Lincolnshire Open for Seat Golfers, finishing first in the 2001 Handigolf Order of Merit and the British Masters.
His success and the encouragement he gives to others will no doubt help the aims of the Disabled Golf Society by promoting disabled golf to a wider audience.
David Llewellyn, renowned golfing PGA professional, has agreed to be a consultant to The Disabled Golf Society. David is one of the most experienced and qualified golfing professionals in Europe, with over 40 years experience.
Based in Vale Resort, South Wales, David’s flexible coaching programmes and uncomplicated methods can help members improve and develop all aspects of their game. With his unique experience and knowledge of playing with the world’s best players, David will be able to help with swing technique, short game, distance control, course management and most important of all, mental focus.
For more information about David Llewellyn and his achievements you can visit his website at: www.davidllewellyngolf.co.uk
The Disabled Golf Society and Standup and Play Foundation are working as partners in the UK to promote the ParaGolfer® to all members.
The ParaGolfer® was designed especially for disabled golfers to overcome the physical limitation when playing golf. With its patented stand-up device, strong chassis frame and combination of practical know-how, the ParaGolfer® can cope with gradients of up to 30 degrees and sideways inclinations of about 17 degrees.
The ParaGolfer® will turn automatically into a safe position should these limits be exceeded. The design allows for an absolutely secure footing in any position and its unequalled stability when the golfer is hitting the ball. With it innovative ideas for maximum playing fun, the all-terrain ParaGolfer® enables disabled golfers performance improvements comparable to those of non-handicapped players.
Anthony Netto, who is an international ambassador for challenged Golf and the best wheelchair Golfer in the world has this to say about the ParaGolfer®
“When learning how to walk you have to stand up once more than you fall down. This applies for both a small child and an adult. It holds true for learning how to walk, but in a transferred sense also for life itself. With a handicap it is an even steeper challenge. I have experienced that myself. For every physically handicapped person the ParaGolfer® is an important and valuable tool that gives you a bit more freedom.”
About Anthony Netto
Anthony Netto is an international ambassador for challenged Golf and the best wheelchair Golfer in the world. He was born in South Africa in 1963 and has been using a wheelchair since 1994 as a result of an auto accident he wasn’t responsible for. He plays Golf actively with the aid of the ParaGolfer, which he developed together with some friends. Anthony Netto is the es-trainer of the German Disabled Golf Team, acts a consultant for handicapped golfers worldwide and is the initiator of the “KidSwing” program.
For further information about the Standup and Play Foundation please visit www.standup-and-play.com
The Disabled Golf Society is pleased to announce a working partnership with the Scottish Disabled Golf Partnership in promoting disabled golf throughout their respective countries of England and Scotland. We are looking for additional support from the both English Golf Union and Scottish Golf Union.
To promote this working partnership the Scottish Disabled Golf Partnership are inviting DGS members to participate in 2nd Pan-Disability Scottish Open, Scotscraig Golf Club starting on Sunday 5th – Wednesday 8th September 2010. For further details please visit our tournament section.
Dial UK, CP Sports and the DGS are working together to help promote disabled golf throughout England by organising future events, with the first being The Peterborough Free Coaching Event – 4th June 2010. For further details please visit our tournament section.
The Disabled Golf Society would like to thank the tremendous support given to us at Golf Live. We had a lot of positive feedback from people who where interested in the support we provide to disabled golfers throughout England.
Below are a few images of the weekend.
The Disabled Golf Society is please to announce that it has found a new home at the
Hatchford Brook Golf Centre based in Birmingham. We would like to Birmingham City Council for their kind support.
PLEASE REMEMBER, MEMBERSHIP IS FREE TO ALL DISABLED GOLF SOCIETY MEMBERS.
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