Recently, Keilor Public Golf Course (KPGC) in Keilor North, Victoria, was honoured to host a tournament for golfers affiliated with the Special Olympics program. KPGC is renowned for its inclusivity and accessibility to golfers of all backgrounds and abilities. This picturesque course is surrounded by 100-year-old gums, historical native plants, and a local mob of kangaroos who call the fairways home.
“As an inclusive and accessible venue, our fairways and greens are welcoming to all golfers – regardless of ability,” said Venue Manager Jack McDonald. “Just over 5387 yards, the course is flat with slight variations on the fairways making it walker and cart friendly to all in our community.”
The Special Olympics Team hosted their event in early April at Keilor Public Golf Course. With 14 competitors ranging in age and abilities, the course supported the many abilities and strengths of the team who hit the fairways and putted on its fast greens.
“As a golf course, we continue to ensure access and inclusion for all at the highest standards,” Jack said. “As the Special Olympics team navigated their way across eighteen holes, it was remarkable and inspiring. The amazing support and camaraderie each participant shared with their playing group were to be admired.”
“The next generation of the Special Olympics Team taking golf to the next level of competition is a testament to their passion for golf. From their involvement at Keilor Public Golf Course, we hope to welcome the Special Olympics Team and all community groups from diverse and vulnerable backgrounds to experience what our venue offers,” Jack concluded.
As a leader in its field supporting All Abilities Golf, Keilor Public Golf Course, with Belgravia Foundation‘s support, will provide free All Abilities Clinics throughout April. As golf grows amongst varying age groups and abilities, KPGC recognises the importance of access and inclusion, creating a solid pathway for all in its community.
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