The official launch of the project will be on Monday 21 August at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews. Following the launch, the SDGP has been asked to arrange a series of free golf Clinics at various venues. Initially, they will be based at two venues in the East and West of Scotland, and There are plans to organise Clinics at other venues across the country.
A typical clinic will involve one or two PGA Teaching Professionals, some six to eight disabled people and a similar number of volunteers. Golf tuition will be provided via the PGA Professionals and additional golfing facilities will be available at each venue. Provision of the additional facilities will be dependent upon the venue and the weather.
If you, or anyone you know might be interested in attending or just finding out more about the Clinics and disabled golf generally, get in touch via the brief Contact Form below.
Background information to the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation grant
In 2016, European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) submitted an application to the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation (ADLF), this was successful and an award of £25,000 funding was granted. The funding is for use in Scotland and relates to a project aimed at further developing and integrating golfers with a disability, into the game and golf clubs. The project funding is spread over three years, with funding being divided between PGA Professionals time, volunteer expenses, web services and a Project Manager fee.
As Scottish Golf Limited (SGL) is the EDGA member, they are the body to which EDGA turned to in the application stage and the organisation that will administer the project. SGL have engaged with the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP) as their delivery partner for the projects first year.
After lengthy discussion, it has been decided that EDGA will liaise between ADLF and SGL, regarding the grant and SGL will provide administrative support. The SDGP has been asked to select and arrange two initial venues with others being introduced before the years end. The SDGP will source suitable PGA Teaching Professionals, project volunteers and help introduce individuals with disability to the game.
SGL wishes to be able to deliver the project model directly with PGA Professionals at targeted clubs and facilities in 2018.
Dunhill Volunteer expenses claims
Dunhill Professional expense claims
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