Date: May 14, 2019
Author: Golf Development

Participation update

Sport Australia – Move it AUS Participation Grant

Golf Australia have been successful in receiving a grant for $600,000 from Sport Australia. This grant will enable the participation team to add value to the existing MyGolf program and the Get into Golf program which is currently in development. More information to be communicated to the wider GA team in due course, but in the meantime, please contact Ben Sweeney for more information.



MyGolf has reached 20,000 participants for the first time with 6 weeks remaining in the financial year.

We now focus our attention to reaching our 25% MyGolf female participant goal, the national figure currently sits at 24.3%

This is a huge milestone that we can celebrate as an organisation, well done to all staff across the country and in particular Adrian Hewat and his team for a massive year.



AusPlay provides data on the most popular participation sports and activities in Australia and who is participating in them.

On 30 April 2019, Sport Australia released the latest AusPlay results for sports and physical activities covering data collected in the 2018 calendar year.


MyGolf Junior League

A news story from the Golf Victoria magazine.


MyGolf Sporting Schools

The Term 1 report for MyGolf Sporting Schools has arrived and golf has achieved a delivery rate of 95% for both Primary and Secondary Schools programs.

MyGolf Sporting Schools Report attached


Community Instructor

Much work is going on in the background with Community Instructor.  Johanna Tilden and Jayden Zeinstra are working on a full update of the online learning thanks to the opportunity provided by the Sport Australia Better Ageing and Move it Aus grants. The update will include the embedding of Sport Australia’s Physical Literacy Standards as well as updated information on Vision 2025 and Inclusion.

Community Instructor Dashboard from May 1 attached


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Get into Golf 

What is Get into Golf? 

Golf Australia is currently designing a beginner golf program for adults that combines golf skill development with light exercise and social activities. The 5-week program will provide direct instruction and assistance to develop basic skills in golf at whatever level is appropriate to the participants. The program will contribute to improvements in physical and mental health and help to support healthy and active lifestyle.

Golf Australia also received a Sport Australia – Better Ageing Grant

For more information on Get into Golf or the Better Ageing Grant please contact Jayden Zeinstra.


International Golf Federation (IGF) – Eligibility Criteria for World Rankings for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD)

Golf Australia and England Golf have come together to work with the IGF eligibility committee in determining and setting classification including Minimal Impairment Criteria for the newly formed World Rankings for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD). 

In addition to the WR4GD, a new “Access Pass” has been created for players who do not qualify for the WR4GD pass but demonstrate a 15% level of impairment under the new “Profile” Classification System. This new category will allow more people with disability to enter and participate in All Abilities tournaments around the world.

The new Profile system has been created to ensure that golf has a robust, evidence based system that aligns with the IPC code and is simple and easy to use around the world.

This comes at the same time as the European Tour announces two new events for golfers with disability following the success of the Australian All Abilities Championship.

2019 Scottish Open – 12-13 July

2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai –  22-23 November