Warren Clark has spent a year sharing his passion for golf with people from all walks of life through free outdoor taster sessions. The 17-year-old, from North Baddesley, Hampshire, has become an ambassador for the game despite having developmental and learning difficulties including autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and a language impairment.
Having volunteered at golf clubs from the age of 11, he set up his Warren Clark Golfing Dreams Charity which he believes is the only such organisation providing sessions for free to disabled and disadvantaged people. Families, community groups and anyone wanting to try the game are also welcome. Community group sessions with a qualified coach and equipment would normally cost £80 an hour. Thanks to Warren, disabled people and families who aren’t usually able to take part in golfing activities, can take part in indoor and outdoor sessions and get a feel for the game.
With National Lottery funding, in 2016, Warren ran sessions in Hampshire and Wiltshire and also travelled further afield, including Birmingham and London. Warren provided golf activities for six local authority and housing association events, hospitals and hospices. He also visited residential and care homes.
Warren, who is an ambassador for England Golf, the Golf Foundation and an Autism Ambassador, has continued the project with the help of volunteers and has started a weekly group for people with disabilities. He is currently planning a fundraiser for the Arctic One Foundation, which provides opportunities for able bodied and disabled people to take part in sport. He hopes one day to become a PGA pro.
For more information about Warren Clark Golfing Dreams visit the website.
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