Key coaching considerations for participants with disability

The ‘coaching considerations for participants with disability’ is a crucial EDGA educational resource designed specifically for golf coaches working with players with disabilities. This comprehensive guide outlines the key aspects to consider and covers ten impairment categories. It provides invaluable guidance on coaching golfers with Physical, Neurological, Intellectual / Neurodevelopmental and Sensory impairments. It is important to note that while these considerations serve as a guide, more detailed coaching practices are covered in our range of coach education programmes, which are accessible to National Golf Federations, PGA’s, golf facilities and external education organisations.

The interactive ‘slow-motion’ video footage of players comes from the EDGA media library. It is a practical tool that offers unique insight into how golfers with various impairments adapt to play the game. It is supported by generic considerations designed to assist the coach in providing a good learning experience to golfers with disabilities.

Key considerations for coaching golfers with disability;

1: Amputees

2: Limb difference

3: Neurological limb restriction

4: Restricted growth – (short stature)

5: Seated golfers

6: Neurological – multiple sclerosis (MS)

7: Neurological – cerebral palsy (CP)

8: Blind & visually impaired

9: Deaf

10: Intellectual

Please contact the EDGA coach education team if you would like to find out more about coaching golfers with disability.

Link to contacts page: EDGA Education Contact

*This material remains the intellectual property of the EDGA.