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HUBS & Lessons

About our free Lessons, golf practice & HUBS

The SDGC has funded 3,952 golf lessons & 96 ice packages for its members!


Virus update


Thanks to the support of 40+ UK Trusts, the SDGC has provided tuition for over 15 years, via 116 golf Teaching Professionals and 17 ice Coaches.  Currently however, due to the continuing disruption in Scotland's Golf, the SDGC has decided to close the 2020 Programme one month earlier than normal.  All Scottish based members on the Programme, should therefore Check with their Club’s PGA Pro and get them to forward an invoice to the SDGC, before 30 October 2020.


If there are any questions or issues about the maximum grant for the Programme, which will be settled on its completion, please let the SDGC know and/or get your PGA Pro to get in touch?


How the Programme usually works?


The Programme usually starts on 1 February and runs through to 30 October each year.  When full Scottish based members get accepted on to the SDGC Programme, they may contact a HUB, Golf Club, driving Range or ice rink, with a recognized PGA Pro or Ice Coach and get them to provide lessons and/or practice time, to the maximum grant value


Golf and/or curling grants can be used for lessons or spread between lessons and practice time.  Practice time could be, on ice, on course, using a simulator or with golf balls on the driving range.  If members split the grant, then at least one lesson must be taken as part of the grant package.


The SDGC will settle accounts from full SDGC members and via a recognized teaching professional, Ice Coach, golf club, driving range or ice rink, on completion of the Programme.  At lease one picture of the member and the Professional/Coach must also be provided.


To get more information on the Programme, just get in touch.


What is an SDGC HUB?


Mearns Castle   Elmwood Club   Elgin Club   St Andrews Indoor


Over the last 15 years, the SDGC has provided tuition for its members, at more than 200 venues. 


This has been achieved thanks to our sponsors and the good will of the Scottish clubs and societies and largely arranged informally, between the charity and the professionals and coaches.


The SDGC would like to further develop these arrangements and establish golf and curling hubs around the country, where members, disabled people and friends, could receive tuition, meet and socialize with other established disabled players and our volunteers. 


We are therefore asking those clubs and societies to join us and become an “SDGC HUB”, which could ultimately increase memberships for both the club and SDGC, plus  generate new business through our Members Lessons Programme.


An SDGC HUB would be a recognised club/facility that has a positive record on encouraging people with a disability to come and enjoy the game.  Appropriate access, friendly and helpful staff and qualified instructors with experience of delivering coaching to a range of disabilities, which ultimately creates a positive environment and experience for our members and potential new members.


If you are a club or facility and interested in the project, please get in touch? 


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