Wheeling for Empower – Raising funds for Empower Golf Australia

Oct 25, 2017   //   by Mathilda   //   Featured, golf industry, Latest News  //  No Comments
On the 3rd of December (International Day of People with a Disability), Tom Hughson, WA Representative for Empower Golf Australia, will attempt to ride a recumbent handcycle (a piece of adaptive equipment that relies 100% upper body strength for propulsion) 90 km between the golf courses which currently support Empower Golf around Perth. http://www.empowergolf.com.au
WHY??? To raise much-needed funds for Empower Golf Australia (a not-for-profit organisation) to continue to provide equipment and services for those living with disabilities to enjoy all the benefits of playing golf – a game which changed my through my battle with mental illness.

Goal: $50,000 to purchase a ParaGolfer and establish a sustainable inclusive program in Perth.

The Challenge: 90 km of gruelling mental, physical and emotional cycling to raise awareness and funds for Empower, Inclusive Sport and International Day of People with a Disability

Start: Carramar Golf Course at 8am with a free come and try clinic run by Teaching Professional Glenn Paul.

11.30am Arrive at Wembley Golf Course and help to run a free come and try clinic with teaching professionals. 

2.30pm Arrive at Point Walter Golf Club and run a free come and try clinic. 

Finish: Arrive Western Australian Golf Course in Yokine for a demonstration of the ParaGolfer followed by an evening function with guest speakers and auction items. 

How far is 90km?

Walking 12 games of 18 Hole Golf

Over 2 Olympic length marathons

1800 lengths of an Olympic Pool
11 Mt Everests on top of each other
Driving Perth to Joondalup, returning to Perth and then going to Joondalup again
It is also the distance on a Handcycle from Carramar Golf Course to Wembley Golf Course, then to Point Walter Golf Course before finalising cycling to the Western Australian Golf Course in Yokine.

To attend clinics register here:
Purchase after function tickets on the link:
All donations go in the draw to win prizes that have been donated by our fantastic sponsors