History of UK Handigolf

Image: Derek Burt an accomplished one handed paraplegic player on a Velden three wheel buggy

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The buggies shown above have been basically unchanged since the start.However in 2005 a new PARAGOLF buggy has been used by some players.

The Paragolfer solved the problem of getting paraplegic golfers into a  conventional position to play two handed. However the jockey wheel was problematic in bunkers and on greens and so the Endeavour buggy was developed with help from The R&A.

As paraplegics got more established. playing one-handed from an unrestricted seat with minimal restraints became more popular.

The standard Handigolf Foundation buggy is now the 4-wheel Paterson Eventer which comes with a a rigid steel frame round the seat edge to which players can attach grab handles etc. and also with armrests that can be detached easily.

For picture and more detail see "Buggy Types" page on this site

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