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Waterford Sports Partnership, Ireland.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Golf for Adults with a Disability

Waterford Sports Partnership has just finished running an 8 week Golf Programme  for Adults with a Disability. The programme was tutored by Ian St John PGA Professional and funded by the Irish Sports Council. Five participants attended the golfing skills programme in Tramore Driving range and Williamstown Golf Course. The aim of the programme was to teach adults with a disability some of the basic and more advanced skills needed to play golf.The first six weeks of the programme were held in the Tramore Driving Range to perfect the swing of each participant. The tutor, Ian St John, used the VI Video Coaching Golf System to record and analyse the stance, the grip and the complete swing of each individual taking part. Following the six weeks in the driving range the participants moved onto Williamstown Golf Course. There, the participants learned putting and golfing techniques and played a number of holes on a golf course.

Participants thought the programme was great saying “that it gets them out of the house” and “we love being trained by a professional”.

If you are interested in finding out more about Disability sporting opportunities in Waterford, please contact Pauline Cunningham, Sports Development Officer on 051 849855 or email
Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.  Tel: 058 21190
Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford.  Tel: 051 849855
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