About the SDGC and the golf and curling opportunities we offer
Hello, and thanks for taking the time to look into the world of disabled golf and curling.
Scottish Disability Golf & Curling (Sc 041000) is governed and operated by disabled people and was the first organisation in the world, to incorporate anyone of any age, with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability, that interferes with the playing or learning about either sport.
We organize golf from April to October and curling from October through to March and, when there is an overlap of seasons, we operate “Sticks & Stones” events, where members can participate in both sports, at multi-day events.
We have a small number of event organisers and are enormously proud of the quality of our volunteers, guides, coaches and carers, who continue to play a major part in the running of the charity.
We provide a platform and an appropriate sport specific pathway for anyone who is disabled, by organising the following for our curlers:
Locally based lessons for members with volunteers and professionals
Arrange single and multi-day events, practice time and competitions
A multi-day team international against Canada for the Challenge Trophy
For our golfers we organise:
Locally based golf lessons for members with PGA Teaching Professionals
Nine and eighteen hole, Single and multiple day competitions for members
A National Order of Merit Championship
Two multi-day Team International Ryder Cup style competitions
A multi-day Scottish Open, a National Championship and over twenty other events
+ we are an outlet to International golf in over thirty countries
Our “Sticks & Stones” events, incorporate all aspects of golf and curling and are arranged over two days. They involve curling competitions and practice and either golf rounds and/or practice time for both disabled members and their coaches/carers.
Our members have featured prominently in many disabled golf and curling Open Championships, Team Internationals and World events, with our players claiming victories and top ten finishes, in many European countries including, Turkey, Germany, Norway, France, Italy and the Home Nations, as well as competitions in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and Portugal.