Toronto Canada – November 26, 2021. The exciting partnership between ParaGolf Canada and RAD Recreation Adapted Society has just made ParaGolf more safe and accessible in Calgary, Alberta and the surrounding areas.
The area will receive for the winter indoor golf season, the ParaGolfer, an all terrain wheelchair that raises the user into a standing position, to allow a more conventional golf swing …and so much more.
“The ParaGolfer is regularly used by people with high level spinal cord injuries, but can also be used by anyone with mobility or stability issues,” say Tanelle Bolt, the founder of RAD.
“Due to the overwhelming success and attention that was shown by the residents of Calgary with getting Humbolt Broncos survivor, Ryan Straschnitzki, back on the golf course in September, we wanted to keep the momentum going,” says Todd Keirstead founder of ParaGolf Canada.
“The ParaGolfer will be housed at Heritage Pointe Golf Club from November until April allowing individuals of all abilities to practice in their indoor simulators. We had numerous golf courses in the area that expressed a tremendous interest in the ParaGolfer, but it really boiled down to a young man named Kiefer Jones, an ambassador for ParaGolf Canada who also works at Heritage Pointe. Kiefer is the #1 blind golfer in the world and is incredibly knowledgeable in the the nuances of the golf swing,” says Keirstead. “Kiefer will be leading the winter ParaGolf Canada instructional program in the Calgary area and the ParaGolfer is instrumental in his success.”
“We are grateful to the Windermere Oilmen for their financial support as well as the participants of the RAD Ugly Pant Classic golf tournament that helped pay for the $42,000 ParaGolfer machine that will make golf more accessible for everyone,” say Bolt. The ParaGolfer will be calling Copper Point Golf Course in Invermere BC home for the summer.
ParaGolf Canada is a ground breaking initiative that is creating a pathway for Canadians of all abilities to advance in the sport of golf.
RAD helps individuals with short term and permanent mobility issues to lead independent, active lifestyles with family and friends by providing an inventory of adaptive sporting and outdoor equipment.