Inspired By Golf

The health benefits of golf are well documented, but what is often overlooked is how the sport can help restore confidence or, even literally, help people get back on their feet.

Just look at the number of disabled golf events taking place across the country and witness the fantastic work carried out by the On Course Foundation , which supports the recovery of injured and sick service personnel and verterans through events and employment in the golf industry.

What's more, an increasing number of senior citizens are putting many younger golfers to shame with their longevity and acheivements.

And it's to highlight the inspirational side of golf that this website has been launched. Backed by QHotels  , the UK's largest golf resort operator, Inspired By Golf will showcase some of the most stirring and heart-warming stories thrown up by the sport, whether it's in the professional, amateur or junior ranks.

So if you know of an inspirational golf story, please send us details - including a link if it's appeared on a website - and we will include it in our Inspired By Golf news section.

Or, if you have a personal story of how you were Inspired By Golf or had your life turned around as a result of playing, please send us an email explaining all.

We can be reached at [email protected] .

We want to be Inspired By Golf and Inspired By You.

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Age No Handicap For Big-Hitter Brenda

A Norfolk nonagenarian has proved it's never too late to improve ... by adding 15 yards to her tee shots.

Brenda Chapman, 91, has been working with QGolf Academy coach Caroline Grady, at Dunston Hall, for five years - and, rather than her drving distance decrease with age, it's gone th other way. She now drives the ball 15 yards further than she did five years ago...

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Tommy, 6, Wins One-Arm Challenge Against Tour Pros

A one-armed six-year-old golfer wowed spectators at the recent Honda Classic at PGA National, by beating Tour pros in a nearest-the-pin challenge.

Tommy Morrissey, from Florida, was born without his right arm, but many of the pros he emulates are right handed, so he developed a right handed swing using his left arm...

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Ace Arthur, 94, Is Still Having A Ball

Sprightly Arthur Ball has added another amazing achievement to his golfing CV after recording his first-ever hole-in-one - at the age of 94.

The golf veteran, who beat his age for 18 holes around his home club Wellingborough when he scored 89 during a round two years ago, achieved every golfer's dream on a senior's away trip to Dunston Hall, in Norwich...

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Gales Closes In On His Century In Disabled Golf

Jim Gales MBE lost his sight to retinitis pigmentosa
in the late 1980s and had never picked up a golf
club before he became blind. But this hasn't
stopped the 53-year-old Scot from Springfield,
Fife from registering 10 victories in disability
 golf Open events around the world and becoming
secretary and founder of the Scottish Disability
Golf Partnership...

 

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100-Year-Old Says 'Golf Has Prolonged My Life'

A 100-year-old man who plays golf twice a week has been profiled on ITV News - and he says the game has prolonged his life.

Harry Moorhouse from Norwich, who only started playing the sport at the age of 50, is a member of Eaton Golf Club. When he turned 100 earlier this year he was given a lifetime membership.

"It's helped to prolong my life. It's helped me enormously to live to 100," he said....

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