Golf Australia

Modified Rules added to GA events

Shane Luke and Stephen Prior
Australians Shane Luke and Stephen Prior.

The Modified Rules of Golf for Players with Disabilities will be added to the conditions for all Golf Australia tournaments and competitions.

The Modified Rules are for players with physical, intellectual or sensory impairments and their addition to Golf Australia’s ‘Hard Card’ will provide more playing opportunities for more golfers across the country.

Developed by The R&A and the USGA, the Modified Rules ensure a fair playing ground for all golfers.

Some of the Modified Rules include blind golfers having access to an aide during play, the use of prosthetic devices for amputees, the use of assistive mobility devices and getting help with dropping and entering and exiting bunkers.

The addition of the Modified Rules will also create more openings for players hoping to improve on the WR4GD rankings, potentially leading to starts in global tournaments like the European Teams Championship and Australian All Abilities Championship.

Held for the first time during last November’s Emirates Australian Open, the Australian All-Abilities Championship gained attention around the globe.

Twelve of the world’s best All Abilities golfers played the same course at the same time as the pros, shining a spotlight on the inclusive nature of our game.

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