Golf Ireland opens 2022 Golf4All applications

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Cian Arthurs (left) of Roganstown Golf Club and Brendan Swan (right) of Co.Meath Golf Club in Trim pictured before their World One Armed Golf Championship final at Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club in Scotland with Mary Fahy, Secretary, Society of World One Armed Golfers

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Applications are now open for the 2022 Golf4All Grants. the programme  aims to provide support to clubs, organisations and individuals playing in Golf events or providing a service for Golfers with a disability. With the support of Sport Ireland and Sport NI, Golf Ireland are now in the position to launch a follow-on support package for:

  • Elite individual golfers with a disability
  • Interested groups/organization’s preparing for Golf Events
  • Interested golf clubs/facilities with or developing a Golf4All Hub

As this is a pilot initiative, places are limited for 2022, however, it is Golf Ireland’s aim to review these three initiatives throughout the year with participants and continue to advance the scheme in 2023 and beyond.

Closing date for applications is Sunday, March 27.

1)   Elite Individual Support Programme

This initiative is open to golfers who are performing at international events and hold a current World Ranking for Golfers with a disability.

Support includes:

  • A bespoke coaching programme working with a nominated PGA Professional in Golf Ireland’s National Academy, which includes:
  • An online introductory session to establish your personal goals
  • Five pre-season individual lessons
  • End of season review
  • Free access to Golf Ireland’s National Academy throughout 2022 which includes the use of covered and open bays in the driving range, short game area and putting green (balls included).

Before applying, individuals must:

  • Hold a World Ranking for Golfers with a disability (WR4GD) (gross/net/stableford)
  • Be available to travel to Golf Ireland’s National Golf Academy for lessons (travel expenses will not be covered).
  • Agree to work with the Golf Ireland communications team to increase awareness of golfers with a disability.
  • Agree to work with Golf Ireland to provide information and feedback for a programme review

To apply please complete the following form

2)   Group/Organisational Support

This support is available to groups and/or organisations that are looking to prepare for domestic or international disability golf events.

Support includes:

  • A bespoke coaching programme working with a nominated PGA Professional in Golf Ireland’s National Academy, which includes:
  • An online introductory session with the groups lead to establish the groups goals
  • Total of 10 hours of group coaching (to be split up to meet the needs of each group/organization).
  • Free access to Golf Ireland’s National Academy during the days group sessions run, which includes the use of covered and open bays in the driving range, short game area and putting green (balls included) (there will be a maximum of six people per session).

Before applying, groups/organisation’s must:

  • Champion the vision, values, and principles of Golf Ireland.
  • Have fit and proper governance and financial practices
  • Be available to travel to Golf Ireland’s National Golf Academy for lessons (travel expenses will not be covered).
  • Agree to work with the Golf Ireland communications team to increase awareness of golfers with a disability.
  • Be able to demonstrate the long-term sustainability of their Golf Programme
  • Agree to work with Golf Ireland to provide information and feedback for a programme review

To apply please complete the following form

3)   Golf4All Hub Support

This funding call is open to all golf clubs/facilities that would like to develop or become a Golf4All Hub, through offering inclusive golf opportunities to people with disabilities.

The vision of Golf Ireland is to see more clubs delivering inclusive golf programmes, where coaches/club members are comfortable in diverse settings, and where people with disabilities are welcome.

The following is an eligibility guide for clubs towards delivering on the Golf4All hub vision.

  • Golf clubs/facilities working in conjunction with Local Disability Groups/Local Sports Partnerships/Local Authorities to set up Golf4All hubs across the country for people with a disability.
  • The primary focus of the hub will be on providing a safe space for individuals to meet and socialize on a regular basis. This hub may commence in a specific outreach centre and grow towards establishment at a golf club.
  • A range of activities to be established to cater for various abilities e.g practice ground only, 6/9/12/18 hole events, lessons with a PGA Professional, lunches etc.
  • Support around access and travel to venues, if providing a barrier, will be considered.
  • Applicants should highlight the sustainability of the initiative and the long term vision
  • Successful applicants must agree to work with Golf Ireland to provide information and feedback for a programme review
  • All applicants that receive grant funding from Golf Ireland must champion the vision, values, and principles of Golf Ireland.
  • Organisations must have fit and proper governance and financial practices

Support Available:

  • Each hub is eligible to receive up to €2,000 startup funding, to deliver a planned programme of inclusive golf. Applications must be furnished with a detailed financial breakdown of all costs associated with the intended hub activities

To apply please complete the following form

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