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13 September 2012

Fit 4 U Project- Golf Programme

Project - Golf Programme

13 September 2012


Fit 4 U Project- Golf Programme

During the summer months, the Southern Trust’s Fit 4 U Project co-ordinated a Golf Programme, at Armagh Golf Club.  The golf programme was specifically for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities and utilised Starting New at Golf (SNAG) equipment.  The programme was facilitated by PGA coach, Tony Murtagh.

The Fit 4 U Project aims to empower people with physical/sensory disabilities to improve their health through participation in a range of physical activity and leisure opportunities. 

Rhonda Richardson, Fit 4 U Project Officer for the Southern Trust, explains: “SNAG golf equipment is very inclusive and excellent for those new to the sport of golf.  It contains all the elements of golf but in a modified form and can be utilised indoors or outdoors.  A range of adapted golf clubs are available which allow for full shots, pitching, chipping, and putting.

John McKenna, participant explains: “golf is good for mental health, good for mobility, exercise and socially mixing with people with disabilities.  Our coach Tony Murtagh makes everyone welcome and it is a fun activity.”

Liam Ward, participant adds: “since I have been diagnosed with epilepsy, I have had both mental and physical problems.  After joining Fit 4 U I have experienced a challenge and an interest and also a chance to meet other people who also have disabilities.  The programme works very well and staff are very keen and enthusiastic.”

The Fit 4 U Project is funded by the Public Health Agency and led by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in partnership with other organisations

If you would like to find out more about the Fit 4 U Project and other activities available, please contact Rhonda Richardson, Fit 4 U Project Officer, Tel. 028 3741 2129 or email rhonda.richardson@southerntrust.hscni.net.



For further information contact Edel Bennett

Communications Manager, on (028) 3861 3867.


Pictured are participants of Fit 4 U Golf Programme at Armagh Golf Club, with coach Tony Murtagh and Lady Captain, Paula McCrory.


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