Moore Park Funds Para-friendly Golf Equipment: Showcase at Upcoming Golf Expo

14-Mar-2013

Moore Park Golf will showcase facilities for golfers with spinal cord injury at the Sydney Golf Expo on March 13 to 14, at Moore Park driving range in Sydney.

Spinal Cord Injury Network community member, James Gribble, has been working with Moore Park Golf to provide facilities for golfers with spinal cord injury to use on the driving range, on the green and in the bunkers.

Thanks to James, Moore Park Golf have recently agreed to fund two automated ball replacement machines and an Otto bock Paragolfer.

“The Paragolfer is an exciting piece of equipment which enables wheelchair based individuals to manoeuvre into the standing position, and drive safely and securely around golf courses,” says Mr Gribble.

On their website, manufacturers Otto bock describe the Paragolfer as “… a singular all-terrain special mobility device that lifts people from a sitting position to a standing position… By enabling an upright posture, the Paragolfer allows for unrestricted shoulder movement. This freedom is not only a huge benefit on the golf course, it also opens up new possibilities of movement during a range of other activities.”

During the two-day Expo, James and the manufacturers of the Otto bock Paragolfer will be on-site to help facilitate other people with spinal cord injury to try and test the new golfing equipment.

“It should be a fun relaxed environment for disabled and able-bodied golfers alike,” says Mr Gribble.

Moore Park Golf will host this years Sydney Golf Expo at their driving range. Entry into the Expo is free and will include golfing demonstrations as well as a putting competition for children, fun for the whole family.

For more information about the Sydney Golf Expo on March 13 to 14 at Moore Park Golf download the flyer or visit www.mooreparkgolf.com.au

To register for a trial of the Paragolfer email James Gribble at gribble.james@gmail.com

For more information about the Otto bock Paragolfer visit www.ottobock.com.au

To see footage of James Gribble using the Paragolfer visit www.youtube.com and www.youtube.com



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