British Inclusive Golf (also known as British Disabled Golf) and now a registered charity has had its headquarters at Longley Park Golf Club now for just over one year.

In that time it has made significant progress in working with disability groups within Kirklees through funding obtained from FDSO (Federation of Disability Sports Organisations).

And it has run a programme of events for Enfield Down in Huddersfield to increase the number of wellbeing activities available for service users currently resident at the rehabilitation unit.

This has included running individual sessions for Highfields Day Care centre introducing golf as an activity to their service users plus many other projects.

However, this funding has now come to an end and members are looking for support to continue the good work started.

The group is looking for volunteers to help with fund-raising, golf sessions, administration as the charity is growing too quickly for national co-ordinator Kevin Booth and wife Cerise who started the charity in 2012.

Mr Booth said: “While at Longley Park Golf Club we have taken over the running of the old professional shop providing basic golfing items to the members, we have introduced double and single seat buggies for members to use.

“This has helped to keep some elder members to continue playing longer. We have attracted new members because of these facilities - none more than former soldier Jack Holmes who lost both legs in Afghanistan.

“Jack has had an association with the charity since 2012 and joined Longley after playing their several times in open events. The members made him feel welcome and hence he joined.

“Since joining his playing handicap has fallen from 28 to 19 in just over two months.

“We also allow people who have had a stroke or other disabilities to come and go round the course with golfers, family or friends and get the experience to being out in the open air and play some shots if they are capable of doing so.

“We are also working with the local charity DEMAND who have manufactured a chair for us that can be used in a driving range allowing people in a wheelchair or extreme standing difficulties to experience hitting golf balls.

“All our service provides is the opportunity for people with a disability to improve their confidence, concentration and mobility while being made welcome amongst those who haven’t a disability hence the word ‘inclusive’.