Date: October 29, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Golf Australia partner with Urban Golf Australia

Australia has partnered with Urban Golf Australia (UBA) through providing a seeding grant to assist UBA in growing its number of participants throughout Australia.

With the emergence of a number of new recreational pursuits that are now available to Australians, Golf Australia has identified the need to develop and support innovative formats of the game that connect with future golfers.

Cameron Wade, Golf Australia’s Director of Golf Development said, “We think it is very important to support new innovative initiatives that grows participation and breaks down the barriers to the sport. Urban golf provides opportunities to engage with new participation segments and also to change some of the negative perceptions of the game.”

Urban golf in Australia began as an evolution of beach golf in the small coastal town of Sawtell in New South Wales. At the same time people were taking golf clubs to the streets around the world and discovering the fun of urban golfing. From France to the streets of New York and Germany, more and more people are playing urban golf. There are no rules; all you need is a club and a ball.

Through the popularity of urban golf, a World Urban Golf Day has been held annually for the last six years that promotes urban golf as an international event in a “live aid” style of format in what is now over 30 different countries worldwide. UBA has participated in World Urban Golf Day which is held annually in September, and has so far raised thousands of dollars for charity.

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