Paramount recently partnered with disabled golf charity The Golf Trust to give disabled people in South Wales the opportunity to try golf with the Paragolfer.

The Paragolfer is an all-terrain wheelchair that raises the user into a standing position, allowing a safe and conventional golf swing. Taking place at The Vale of Glamorgan Resort, the machine was introduced to local disabled people.

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Richard Jones, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“Participating in recreational sport is just as important for disabled people, and what is so impressive about the Paragolfer is that it provides a unique experience for wheelchair users who are able to stand and play alongside able bodied people. It provides users with significant mental, physical and social benefits and I would love to see one here in Wales on a permanent basis.” 

The day was made even more special, when Paramount’s Regional Manager Paul Doherty, who is a former professional tour golfer, introduced the equipment to his friend Jonathan Hobbs. Jonathan had an accident sixteen years ago, after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool in his early twenties which left him paralysed, and he has used a wheelchair ever since.

In the heart-warming moment, the Paragolfer enabled Jonathan to stand for the first time since his accident, and allowed the friends to enjoy the sport together.

The Golf Trust was set up in 2012 by Cae Menai-Davies. The charity seeks to remove the barriers to participation so that everyone can play golf, and their work has brought many benefits to thousands of people.

Paramount will host another day with The Golf Trust, with plans to include fundraising events with the goal of bringing the Paragolfer to Wales on a permanent basis.

For more information on the charity see, here.