Classifications

National Classification by Disability Type

Currently, ParaGolf Canada has over 500 golfers nationwide that fall into these Classifications.

We are connecting with world-wide classification organizations as we understand the tremendous variability in the scope and impact of different conditions. We will be modifying these classifications as our group of golfers continue to grow.

ParaGolf Canada promotes the game of golf for individuals with loss of limb. Dealing with the practical and emotional impact short, mid and longer term of limb loss is a complex and very unpredictable personal journey for the individual and their families. Whether born with a limb deficiency or suffered the loss of limb later in life, ParaGolf Canada will provide the necessary resources to make the game of golf readily available.

Categories in this classification include:

Leg
Single leg below the knee (L-BK)
Single leg above the knee (L-AK)
Double leg both below the knee (L-DBK)
Double leg both above the knee (L-DAK)

Arm
Arm single connection on the club (A-SC)
Arm double connection on the club (A-DC)

Arm & Leg
Arm & Leg impairment (AL)

We are pleased to support individuals who have sustained a spinal cord injury leaving them unable to have voluntary control over extremities. We want to provide every opportunity and effort to make the sport of golf a reality for everyone who uses a wheelchair. ParaGolf Canada does not believe in putting restrictions on your mobility and neither should anyone else.

All seated golfers have an impairment affecting their legs. (S)

We promotes the sport of golf with individuals with neurological conditions and coordination impairments. There are numerous nervous system disorders which include; multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy and brain injuries that include, traumatic, acquired, and stroke. ParaGolf Canada focuses on improving visual imagery ability, range of motion, strength, balance, endurance, cardio vascular development, communication, relaxation and mental clarity.

Neurological conditions & coordination impairments (NCC)

We strive to ensure that everyone living with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities have the opportunity to participate and compete in the sport of ParaGolf. Combining the transformative power of ParaGolf and a holistic approach, individuals with down syndrome, autism, fragile X syndrome, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Asperger syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders can be more actively engaged in their community.

Autism spectrum (I-AS)
Down Syndrome (I-DS)
Intellectual (I)

Believing that every person with a sensory impairment has the right to participate in the sport of golf, we understand that there are hurdles and barriers to overcome in order for individuals with visual and auditory impairments to engage in the sport of golf. We attempt to support and encourage these individuals.

Visual
No sight at all up to light perception but not able to recognize the shape of a hand at any distance (SI-V1)
Sight is from recognizing the shape of a hand up to 2/60 Snellon or its equivalent (SI-V2)
Sight is better than 2/60 but does not exceed 6/60 Snellon (SI-V3)

Hearing
Hearing (SI-H)

We encourage golfers who are short in stature to participate in the sport of golf. Individuals who’s standing height is reduced due to reduced length in the bones of upper and lower limbs or trunk are provided every opportunity to play the game. Examples of conditions included in this category are achondroplasia, growth hormone dysfunction, osteogenesis imperfecta and dwarfism.

Short in Stature (SS)

ParaGolf Canada proudly serves members of our Canadian Armed Forces and First Responders who have suffered visible or invisible injuries. ParaGolf Canada is committed to creating opportunities for veterans currently living with injuries, and partnering with them to develop independence, confidence, camaraderie and fitness through involvement in golf.

Military (M)
First Responders (FR)

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