CHALLENGE GOLF GTA
Golf for the Physically Challenged
 
 
ABOUT US
 
Golf for the Physically Challenged helps the physically challenged members of the community progress toward a more active life, both physically and mentally.
We, in Challenge Golf, offer broad opportunities for fellowship, by providing, at specified times, in an accessible locale; equipment (either standard or specially designed); advice; and encouragement by volunteers which will enable the participants to learn and play the game of golf to the limit of their abilities.
Challenge Golf has the honour of being the only such group in the Greater Toronto Area and so is a unique and valuable service.
In speaking with my father’s occupational therapist and physiotherapists at Toronto Rehab about Challenge Golf, they thought the organization was an amazing opportunity for real-life occupational therapy.
- Jessica -
 
 
PARTICIPANTS
 
Participants in Challenge Golf are those local community members who have suffered a stroke or other physically debilitating injury and so have varied and particular needs that we must address. No previous golf experience or any fee is required.
Most of our participants come from Oakville but we have some from across the whole GTA. Challenge Golf is open to anyone, from any community, who fits the physically challenged criteria and is able to look after their basic needs alone or with minimal assistance from volunteers.
Participants are responsible for getting to the site but once there volunteers, with the use of our golf cart, help those who need assistance to move from the car park to our reserved tees.
We encourage visitors. If you would like to visit us for a session and get an idea of our situation and program, feel free to drop by.
I have not only seen a difference in my husband but also in others who attend this program. The program helps men and women to overcome their everyday struggles. It helps boost their self-esteem, confidence, physical and mental health and builds on their social skills.
- Karen -
 
 
VOLUNTEERS
 
An important part of our program is the assistance that volunteers provide to the participants. The roles and responsibilities of the volunteers focus on providing participants with a friendly and safe environment. Chatting with the participants and helping them with the equipment are key components of building this pleasant atmosphere.
Specific tasks include setting up and maintaining the Challenge Golf section of Tee Zone for the participants, setting up the semi-automated tees, keeping these tees full of golf balls; distributing golf clubs; and getting water for the participants. In addition, volunteers also give rides from the parking lot to our reserved tees to all those participants who want assistance.
If you are interested in helping out, give us a call or drop by and talk with us at the Tee Zone Driving Range during our Monday session.
 
 
LOCATION
 
Tee Zone Driving Range is our host for the golf season. Challenge Golf meets there on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm during the season, which runs from May to October.
Tee Zone is located at 4105 Regional Road 25, Oakville and has a website at http://teezonegolf.com/
My wife looks forward to the weekly sessions at the driving range and the nine hole golf tournaments. She has met many fellow challenged people over the years and greatly enjoys the camaraderie with the other participants and the very helpful volunteers.
- Gary -
 
EVENTS
 
 
First Golf Day of 2018
Hidden Lake Golf Course
Tuesday, August 21st starting at 8:30 am
Followed by lunch
There is a $25 charge for this event
Notify Danny or Richard if you would like to attend
 
 
BBQ and Annual Meeting
Tee Zone Restaurant
Monday, August 27th starting at 12:00 Noon
There is no charge for this event
Notify Danny or Richard if you will attend
 
 
Second Golf Day of 2018
Hidden Lake Golf Course
Tuesday, September 18th starting at 8:30 am
Followed by lunch
There is a $25 charge for this event
Notify Danny or Richard if you would like to attend
 
 
BENEFACTORS
 
Golf for the Physically Challenged, or often called Challenge Golf, is a registered charity and appreciates donations.
Tax receipts are available.
Our registration number is 88986-6570-RROO01.
We have many individual as well as corporate donors who give donations and receive tax receipts. These funds cover most of our annual costs.
Donations may be sent to the Challenge Golf contact address or dropped off at Tee Zone, Oakville in an envelope addressed to Challenge Golf.
Our benefactors include
 
 
CONTACT US
 
To find out more about Challenge Golf
and/or how you can help, call
Danny at 905-842-0901
or
Richard at 905-334-0672
 
You may e-mail us at either
of the following addresses
forandanny@gmail.com
or
richardmalinski@gmail.com
 
You may also send letters to our office
1165 Rushbrooke Drive Oakville, ON L6M 1H8