Paralympic Sport


Blog 39. Teed off: Why Golf should be a Paralympic sport

Guest Blogger Rachel Barton shares her thoughts on why golf should be included in the Paralympics.  Statistics recently gathered from the Active People Survey conducted by Sport England revealed, ‘over 82,000 people with a disability are participating in golf within England at least once a week.’  Golf has weathered its fair share of unfounded stereotypes. Often dubbed the ‘old man’s sport’, many believe that professional golf is simply a large-scale version of the crazy golf kids play at their local parks, and that golf offers little in the way of physical exercise. This is simply untrue. As noted in Golf Digest,…