Golf is one of those sports that everyone loves. It’s just as great when you’re 80 as it is when you’re eight years old. Whether you’re tall or short, guy or gal, golf is fun, challenging, and great exercise. It’s also a decent way to meet new people.
And these days, more golfers with disabilities are taking up the sport and the golf course is becoming a more inclusive place. There are even organizations devoted to making the sport enjoyable for all abilities! In this post, the golf lovers at Burl Oaks Golf Club are covering a few of our favorite reasons more disabled golfers are hitting the golf course. To join us with a Burl Oaks golf club membership, give us a call!
Modified Golf Rules
Golf rules are generally set by two organizations: the United States Golf Association (USGA) and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (R&A). Both organizations agree that modified rules should be allowed to let players with a disability have the same opportunity as a player with no disabilities. From a professional golf standpoint, these rules accommodate four categories of disabled golfers:
● Players with intellectual disabilities
● Players who have prosthetic limbs or amputations
● Players with assisted mobility
● Players who are visually impaired
And thanks to organizations like the American Disabled Golfers Association (ADGA), clubs are becoming more accessible all the time.
Just like non-disabled players, people who need accommodations enjoy a wide range of benefits from golf. These are a few of our favorite reasons to play:
1. It’s a great way to meet people.
Did we mention that you can meet all kinds of great folks at Burl Oaks Golf Club? Not only will you get a chance to play with some of the nicest people in Minnesota, but we’ve also got some of the best food in the area at our bar and grill. And it’s not just about golf! We also host all types of activities throughout the year to get everyone together.
2. It’s excellent exercise.
One of the best things about golf is that it’s exercise on your terms. If your mobility level allows you to walk the whole course, you can. If you have mobility challenges, there are all types of stretches and exercises to help you work on your swing. And you can spend time at our practice facilities when you’re not out on the golf course!
3. You get to spend time in the great outdoors.
Is there any place more beautiful than Minnesota? We’re certainly partial to our glorious state at Burl Oaks, and golf gives you a chance to spend time outdoors communing with nature.
Get Your Minnesota Golf Club Membership
Are you ready to meet new people and spend time working on your swing? Call Burl Oaks to find out about getting a golf club membership and discuss your accommodations needs. And if you love the idea of meeting new folks in the community but golf isn’t your cup of tea, check out our social memberships. Contact us or call us at 952-472-7017 to learn more.