“Take a moment to read a few comments received from our families, members, and supporters…”

A couple of years ago Bailey would come and watch me play golf and have a go at it also. Bailey realised he was quite interested in the sport and decided he would like to get some training. His goal was to compete in the Special Olympics Golf Competitions and win a medal. We asked Darrell for some professional sessions on the GPAI golf simulator, in hope that Bailey could reach his goal.

Being blind in one eye, poor hand and eye coordination and poor posture, Darrell showed Bailey how to hold the golf club, how to focus on using just one eye, how to stand and swing like a professional! Bailey has now reached his goal of participating in one of the Regional Special Olympics Golf Competitions, coming in third place!!!

Amazing journey and now he wishes to go further and compete in the Nationals with Special Olympics! Without the help, skill and patience from Darrell, Bailey wouldn’t be smashing balls and hitting some awesome goals!

Carley Jones (January 2023)

Gaenor, Sebastian and I wanted to thankyou for the last 3 years of golf with GPAI. We are relocating to Victoria and take away the most wonderful memories. The Tuesday afternoon golf group at Diddillibah is something very special. Seb has loved the friendships, the fun and of course the golf. Darrell’s patience and teaching of Seb took him to the next level with his golf leading to his selection in the Special Olympics Queensland State team. We wish you all the best in building on what is already the best golf program for people with a disability in Australia. Thanks!

Bryan and Gaenor McCormick – Athlete Family (via email – December 2022)

Great shop with amazing service. Travelled from Gympie to see the golf items. Downstairs was closed, the owner rang volunteers to come in to accomodate us. Absolutely the best, high quality customer service!! Will be supporting them again for sure.

Spanna Kay (via Google)

Thank you for running the golf program. My daughter loves participating each Tuesday. She has expanded her friendship circle, learned new skills and is gaining confidence each week. A great program!


What a vision! Every visit has left me with such a positive vibe. I love the golf shop for the large range of essential oils, the quality is excellent and the prices are reasonable. I love the creativity these young people have, the gifts are unique these young people are making. Thank you Michele

Lisa (via Google)

Thank you so much I got the newsletter. Showed it to my mum. It is awesome stuff guys. Thanks for all your help and I hope things go all well . Thanks to Michelle and Darrell for everything that you do for all of us.

Athlete Caitlin Larson (via email)

On 24 August 2016 we received the following message…

This was the start of a partnership with Colin and Ellen Bowman that has lasted for over six years. We are grateful for their ongoing support.

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