In late summer of 2021, Golf Manitoba had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Sean Gilmour and Téo Roy, two remarkable athletes who shared with us their stories of golf.
We want to thank both Sean and Téo for sharing the highlights and the challenges they have experienced as adaptive golfers. It is our hope that this video serves to raise the profile and awareness of adaptive golf in both our province and country.
As the provincial governing body of golf, Golf Manitoba is committed to creating a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment within our organization and across our sport. As we grow to meet the needs of our many golf communities, Golf Manitoba is excited to announce the playing of the Manitoba All Abilities Championship June 25-26, 2022, at the La Broquerie Golf Club.
Golf Manitoba is proud to announce the Manitoba All Abilities Championship will be played June 25-26, 2022, at the La Broquerie Golf Course.
The championship will be a 36-hole competition open to golfers from across the province who identify with neurological, intellectual, sensory and physical impairments.
“We are excited to announce this event and add it to our 2022 championship calendar” said Golf Manitoba Executive Director Jared Ladobruk. “This event is an important step in helping to create a more inclusive, diverse and inviting golf community in our province.”
“We want to thank Mitch Tetrault and the ownership group at La Broquerie Golf Course for their role as the host venue and inviting the athletes to compete for a provincial title.”
Golf Manitoba is excited to partner with Kristian Hammerback on the Manitoba All Abilities Championship. Hammerback is currently the President of the Canadian Amputee Golf Association and sits on the Governors Council of Golf Canada.
“I’m incredibly proud to be involved with Golf Manitoba as they become one of the first provinces to host an All Abilities tournament,” said Hammerback. “This is a massive step forward for the disabled golf community.”
The Manitoba All Abilities Championship will be officially recognized as a WR4GD (World Rankings for Golfers with Disability) counting event. The World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD) ranks the top golfers with disability on the basis of their average performance in Counting Events.
Registration for the Manitoba All Abilities Championship will open on April 15, 2022. Players must have a Golf Manitoba/Canada membership to compete in the championship and will be able to register at golfmb.ca.
One month following the Golf Manitoba event, Golf Ontario will host the Ontario Disabled Open July 25-26 at the Woodington Lake Golf Club. Later in the year, Golf Canada will host the second playing of the Canadian All Abilities Championship September 13-14 at the Essex Golf & Country Club in LaSalle, Ontario.
About Golf Manitoba
Golf Manitoba is the Provincial Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario representing 9,000 golfers and 80 member clubs. A proud partner of Golf Canada and Sport Manitoba, Golf Manitoba’s mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf for the benefit of all participants.
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