HIGH Legh Golf Club will stage a first, next week.

England Deaf Golf, in partnership with Knutsford-based The Golf Group, are hosting a free event to bring Cheshire’s deaf community together to experience the sport.

The event, named the All For Golf Inclusivity Tournament, aims to provide an inclusive and enjoyable occasion for both children and adults.

According to recent estimates, 88,244 adults in Cheshire East are living with a hearing loss, with 8,613 experiencing severe hearing loss.

Additionally, there are 305 children in Cheshire East living with permanent hearing loss.

Recognising the need to create opportunities for deaf individuals, England Deaf Golf and The Golf Group have organised this special event for Wednesday, July 26.

The morning session for families, scheduled from 9.30 am to 1pm, will offer a range of activities tailored to all ages and abilities.

Participants can challenge the goalkeeper, take advantage of free lessons on the driving range, join the Long Drive Championship, and experience the pressure putt challenge as seen on TV.

Interpreters will be available to support communication, ensuring everyone can fully engage in the event.

In the afternoon, the UK’s first All for Golf Inclusivity Tournament will take place, with disabled, abled bodied, pros, amateurs and non-golfers coming together to play a full inclusive golf tournament.

England Deaf Golf chairman, Rod Oaten, said: “We are a volunteer-led organisation and as major events are complex projects that require a significant level of commitment, we are delighted to be working with The Golf Group to help realise our ambition to raise the bar with events that engage our community.

“The event will be delivered with the support of a team of deaf-led golf activators who work as inspiring role models to all participants in the form of performing and visual skills, and together with spoken or sign language.”

Abi Owers, chief executive of The Golf Group and a Knutsford resident, added: "We co-founded The Golf Group to create new ways to bring people to golf.

“After meeting England Golf in 2022 and being inspired by their work with the golf community, we wanted to organise an event specifically for deaf golfers and inspire those who have yet to try golf to give it a go."

The fun-filled morning event is free and available for anyone with hearing loss to attend. To sign up for the event and secure your spot, visit thegolfgroup.co.uk/edg The All for Golf Inclusivity Tournament is open to everyone. To sign up, register at thegolfgroup.co.uk