Deaf Golf Program for Youth in 2022
Cottesloe Golf Club has received a generous grant from WA Golf Foundation to run a golf program for deaf and hard of hearing primary and secondary students in Term 1, 2022.
Cottesloe Golf Club’s new CEO, Tracey-Lea Tiley, said “We are grateful for the support of WA Golf Foundation who, together with Cottesloe Golf Club’s Junior Development Committee, will fund this program. Cottesloe Golf Club is committed to making golf accessible. We are particularly enthusiastic to create this unique opportunity for the younger generation from the deaf and hard of hearing community to enable them to give golf a go and learn how to chip, putt and swing the golf club in a fun and friendly environment”.
“A key objective for WA Golf Foundation is making golf available to everyone regardless of age, gender and ability and we are delighted to provide our support for this exciting junior program initiative at Cottesloe Golf Club,” said Gary Thomas, Chief Executive, WA Golf Foundation.
Eight deaf and hard of hearing primary and secondary students from Mosman Park School for Deaf Children and Shenton College Deaf Education Centre will participate in the 6 week course in Term 1 2022. Club Professionals, Matt Heath and Claire Elvidge said that getting our youth into golf early will help motivate them to pursue golf on a long term basis and promote a healthy, social lifestyle.
Cottesloe Golf Club welcomed the principals from both schools this week to confirm the details of this golf program for students. Phillip Parkes, Principal, Shenton College Deaf Education Centre and Monique Smith, Principal, Mosman Park School for Deaf Children are pictured with Matthew Heath, our very own Golf Professional.