In what is a brand new arrangement, Haverhill Golf Club’s resident professionals are teaming up with a snooker club for people with special needs to offer them some free coaching.
Funding from the English Golf Union has paved the way for Ollie Rush and Paul Wilby to reach out to local groups for people with disabilities or special needs and offer them a chance to try their hand at golf.
Although in its early days, the project has already drawn interest from TJS Snookerbility, together with Leading Lives.
Tim Squires, the founder of TJS Snookerbility, which gives people with special needs and disabilities the chance to play snooker, said: “It’s going to be a good project and It will give Snookerbility a chance to try another sport, so it’s fantastic really.
“It’s getting everyone going that’s got special needs.
“It’s good for the town that we are moving forward with this project.”
The funding has been made available to attract a wider participation in golf, specifically in this case among the disabled.
Mr Rush said: “At the moment we’ve got a chance to do a one off day plus some follow ups.
“The one off day is completely free of charge and the follow ups are partly funded.
“We are going to offer a morning and afternoon session for two different groups of the guys and we will take it from there.
“It is great to know we will be doing something that’s never been done around here before.
“We are working on offering it to as many groups as we can.
To get the ball rolling Mr Rush took the chance to introduce himself to TJS Snookerbility’s members when they met at the Haverhill Ex-Servicemen’s Club on Tuesday (Jan 21).