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Young People Projects starts at Mytton Fold Golf Club in February

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Young People Projects starts at Mytton Fold Golf Club in February

We are planning to work with golf clubs and golf professionals that have the same vision as BIG.
We have in 2019 identified two locations to start the project these are:
• Mytton Fold Golf Club, Blackburn – Starting February – Details will be announced soon
• Wychwood Golf Club, Cheshire – Starting March

Both these locations are attached to a hotel and have the facilities that we can use both indoors and outdoors as necessary.
We plan later in 2019 to establish links in the following areas:
• North East
• Yorkshire
• Midlands
• South West

In 2020 we will look at expanding to areas (Funding permitting):
• Wales – Supporting WDGA
• Northern Ireland – Supporting IDGA
• Scotland – Supporting SDGC
• All other areas in UK

We will also work immediately with any club that contacts us if they can deliver what we are looking for and the project is running as planned in initial areas & of course funding is available.

What BIG will deliver:
• Identify groups or organisations that have young adults with physical & mental disabilities. that would benefit from participating in Golf in the area’s identified.
• Look for individuals that would benefit from participating in any programs that are run.
• Work actively to find funding for the program.
• Liaise with golf clubs regularly to make sure the program gets recognition on websites & social media highlighting the benefits of the project.

What BIG will provide (Funds Permitting):
• Indoor golf equipment
• Range Balls for sessions
• Cost of 2 hrs for Professional @ £25 per hour – Limited to 2 x 2hr sessions per month in the beginning.

Clubs to provide:
• Golf Professional/Teacher
• Indoor location (if required)
• Practice Area
• Golf Clubs
• Access to Driving Range
• Help in sourcing local funding for project with BIG

What we aim to achieve by working with Golf Clubs & Golf professionals.
To find many more people who have a physical or mental disability playing this beautiful game of golf, its therapeutic, its social & helps in rehabilitation making for better wellbeing for individuals. BIG have with their affiliations to other disabled organisations an outlet to encourage any individual to partake in disabled golf competitions throughout the UK, plus we have identified many golf clubs that are disabled friendly and would welcome golfers with a disability to become a member. Finally, we have our own golf events where we invite disabled golfers to represent the Charity at many levels from local to playing at an International level without having to be an elite golfer.

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