The Inaugural NSW Inclusive Championship will be held at Pacific Dunes Golf Club, May 3rd and 4th, 2021.
The championship is open to players with a physical, sensory or intellectual impairment based on the International Golf Federation (IGF) definitions of impairment.
Intending competitors can find more information on these definitions here.
The World Rankings for Golfers with a Disability are open to men and women with a GA handicap up to 54 across three ranking categories; Stroke and Nett (Handicap 18.4 or below) and Stableford (Handicap 18.5+).
Players will need to obtain either a national (access) or international (WR4GD) pass through the online application platform at https://edgagolf.com/online/pass/pass_info.php.
For any players needing any further assistance on national access or a WR4GD pass, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Participation in the sport by anyone, regardless of their ability, age or gender is critical to the growth of our great game." – Graeme Phillipson, Golf NSW
Christian Hamilton, Senior Manager of Inclusion at Golf Australia, said Golf Australia was delighted to assist Golf NSW in delivering this important event on the World Rankings for Golfers with Disability schedule.
"We are thrilled to have Golf NSW lead the development of this event and add further strength to the Australasian All Abilities schedule," Hamilton said.
"NSW have always had strong participation through partner organisations Special Olympics, Amputee Golf NSW, Blind Golf NSW, Deaf Golf NSW and Empower Golf. We are excited to see this event grow over the coming years."
Graeme Phillipson, General Manager of Golf, Golf NSW, echoed Hamilton's comments.
"Participation in the sport by anyone, regardless of their ability, age or gender is critical to the growth of our great game," Phillipson said.
"The addition of an all-abilities championship on the Golf NSW Calendar for 2021 and beyond is significant for Golf NSW and the sport across the state."