Adapted Golf – The Pros support European Challenge for Wheelchair Golfers
March 28, 2014 – Club de Golf Terramar in Sitges (Barcelona, Spain), will host the European Challenge for Wheelchair Golfers 2014 on 8th and 9th of April. This is the first international competition held exclusively for participants in wheelchairs, promoted by Sebas Lorente, golfer of this type of adapted golf.
Sergio Garcia who, along with the Deporte y Desafío Foundation, established the foundations of adapted golf in Spain in 2003, has had the opportunity to compete alongside Sebasn Lorente several times, and with other professionals like Pablo Larrazabal, Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Beatriz Recari, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Álvaro Quirós, they all wish him the best in this endeavour.
The European Challenge for Wheelchair Golfers will have with the participation of the best golfers in the category (SCI) from Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Israel, who practice this sport in Paragolfer or Powergolfer, vehicles specially designed for this adaption of the sport. The winner of the tournament will be decided at the Club de Golf Terramar, over 36 holes Stableford Scratch.
Adapted golf, which is becoming more consolidated and has a constantly increasing number of players worldwide, has served to demonstrate that barriers no longer impede the practice and enjoyment of a highly recommended sport for people with either physical or intellectual disabilities.
Sebas Lorente, promoter of the European Challenge for Wheelchair Golfers, says: “At last, those of us who play golf in wheelchairs will be able to hold our own event, and ever better, in Terramar, which has always been my club.”
“Until now we have always competed in adapted golf tournaments with participants who have other disabilities, but what truly motivates us is to have the opportunity to measure ourselves against each other, on equal conditions.”
“I want to show my gratitude to the Club de Golf Terramar and all the sponsors who are supporting the event, and the participants, who are coming from various different countries and have the same enthusiasm as me. And, of course, I’d like to thank my friend Sergio Garcia, the real driver of adapted golf, who is not only one of the best players in the world but is also always willing to help wherever help is needed.”