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Golf skills to the fore as disability sports programme starts

Friday, 30 September 2016

Disability tri golf 2016Children with special educational needs took part in tri-golf  – a mini version of the popular sport – at the National Sports Centre this week.

The sport is one of six included in Manx Sport and Recreation’s (MSR) Disability School Sports Programme, which runs throughout the school year.

‘More than 40 children enjoyed skill-based putting and chipping games in a fun and fully inclusive environment,’

said Zoe Crowe, Disability Sports Development Officer with MSR.

‘Tri-golf helps children develop core personal skills such as respect, co-operation, perseverance, concentration and self-motivation.

‘The entire programme reflects our commitment – set out in our Strategy for Sport – to open up physical activity to those with disabilities.’

The event was run in conjunction with the Isle of Man Golf Union.

MSR thanked Melanie Jansen, the Island’s Golf Development Officer, and Andy Patterson, a golf professional, and their volunteers.


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