Date: August 04, 2011

Amputees head to Sweden for Handigolf Championship

Sydney&aposs Geoff Nicholas, will lead the Australian team at next week&aposs inaugural World Handigolf Championship in Sweden. FIFH Malm , Bokskogens Golf Club and The Swedish Golf Federation are the hosts for the first Men&aposs Team World Handigolf Championship that has ever been arranged. The Championship will be played over three days, with teams consisting of four players. The world s best disabled golfers will be in place for the Championship which will have between 30-50 nations represented at Bokskogens renowned Championship course. Nicholas is joined in the Australian team by three other leg amputees – fellow Sydney golfer Shane Luke, a four handicapper who doesn&apost use a prosthetic limb and blasts 250m drives on one leg, 12-handicapper Graham Kenyon from the Gold Coast and Henri Leibenberg, president of the WA Amputee Disabled Golf Association who plays off eight. Golf Australia wishes the Australian Team the best of luck as they depart for Sweden on Friday 5th August Details The Men&aposs Team World Handigolf Championship 8-10 August 2011 Bokskogens Golf Club, Sweden For details go to