Ranfurlie Golf Club has something for everyone – PGA of Australia
Together they will lead The Golf Day Out; an inclusive day of golf for all abilities, taking place at the state-of-the-art Ranfurlie driving range on 17 November. Being part of the Southern Region Disability and Inclusion Week, The Ranfurlie team are delighted to extend their offer to as many aspiring golfers as possible.
Head PGA Professional, Ben Bunny will lead the day and is passionate about making golf more accessible.
“Golf is a game for everyone and everyone should be included,” Bunny said. “Everyone is welcome (at The Golf Day Out) to come and try golf. We will have a range of practice; chipping and putting and of course getting out on the range.
The Ranfurlie range, located in Melbourne’s growing southeast, will be the perfect spot for the day; with exceptional new facilities and having already established a solid track record in the field of all abilities.
“The golf club is all about inclusion and I have the privilege of coaching a lot in all abilities,” Bunny explained. “We’ve actually just launched a program where we employ staff of all abilities, so that’s such a big step forward.”
Clearly the right person, Bunny hopes the day can be a success and that the benefits will continue to accrue to the game long into the future.
“We are so excited to be part of Council Inclusion Week and can’t wait to host The Golf Day Out. Hopefully this can help create increased participation in the longer term.
Excitement shared by the council team, Southern Region Disability and Inclusion Week gives communities of all abilities the chance to enjoy a range of activities including photography, dancing and gardening .
“South Region Disability and Inclusion Week is a wonderful initiative for our community and we are thrilled to see it come to life,” said Angie Peresso, Active Communities Manager for the Town of Casey.
“Golf is a great sport that can be played for a lifetime, I’m proud that clubs in our area, like the Ranfurlie team in Cranbourne, are taking part to make it accessible to all on Golf Day for All levels.”
More broadly, The Golf Day Out is a clear indicator that golf is moving in the right direction when it comes to all abilities.
The Australian All-Abilities Championship is set to take place as part of the ISPS HANDA Australian Open in December, there is a clear commitment to elite level and Golf Australia Senior Director – Programs & Inclusion Christian Hamilton is pleased to see that it flows through at the base.
“The Golf Day is an exciting example of what a community can accomplish when they work together,” said Hamilton. “Inclusive stories like this are shaping the future of golf in Australia.
“Golf is an inclusive sport, it’s a game for everyone and can be the sport of choice for people with disabilities at all levels,” he said.
The golf day will start at 10am, with activities until 12:30pm when lunch will be served.
For more information or to get involved contact the Ranfurlie Pro Shop on 9788 8288.