Prestigious Milton Keynes golf club offers free taster sessions for people with disabilities

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Woburn Golf Club is inviting people with disabilities to enjoy free taster sessions,

The club, which hosts The R&A’s G4D (golf for disabled) Open each year, is offering the free sessions on Sunday 14 July.

They are promoted by Ellie Perks, a keen golfer who was born with dwarfism. She will be hosting five one-hour sessions to cater for all types of people with disabilities attending the taster day.

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Ellie began playing golf when she was 11 and progressed to championship level. She recently played in both the G4D Open and the English Open for Golfers with a Disability.

Ellie Perks is encouraging more people with disabilities to take up playing golfEllie Perks is encouraging more people with disabilities to take up playing golf
Ellie Perks is encouraging more people with disabilities to take up playing golf

A 9.4-handicapper is keen to open the game up to more people with disabilities.

“I want to encourage people with disabilities to get involved in golf as it provides a great opportunity for them to enjoy all the benefits the sport brings. I remember myself what it was like when I first got into the game, and you don’t necessarily feel comfortable heading down the driving range where there are really good golfers and you’re hitting balls for the first time – but by offering taster sessions, we’re providing like-minded people who are new to the game, the chance to meet one another and be in the same boat.”

Ellie added: “Golf for me is one of the most accessible games we have, and the idea of this taster day is to make people feel welcome, meet others alike and hopefully make friendships out of it.

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“Woburn obviously has incredible facilities and caters for people with a disability, so it’s a great chance for people of all ages and abilities to come along and give it a go. I am hoping this day will bring a smile to people’s faces and they learn new life skills to take away with them.

The sessions will run each hour from 10am through to 3pm on Sunday 14 July. To find out more, email [email protected].

Woburn will also be hosting the English U25 Championship for men and women from July 16 to July 18. Entry for all will be free to watch some of the country’s top amateur golf talent.