The Join In blog: Tagged "golf"

Lord's cricket volunteer
Lending a hand at Lord's is one of the many big event volunteer opportunities available

Big event volunteering  

Whether it’s at a local triathlon, blind golf tournament, or major hockey championship, there are lots of great volunteering opportunities coming your way. So which will you pick?

British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Catch some of the world’s best players before they go to the Rio 2016 Games. Sample that big event atmosphere in Nottingham from 26-31 July.

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Sue and Graeme – paired on and off the course.

A volunteering match

From marriage to matchplay – how one couple gave back to disability golf. Sue Robertson tells their story.

“I was 38 and a single mum of two. I met Graeme on, but unbeknown to us we lived less than a mile apart in Wokingham. After a fair bit of correspondence we decided to meet up the day after Graeme’s 40th birthday.

Typical us, we couldn’t decide where to meet so I ended up just inviting him over to watch the tennis together; and when he walked through my door at 6’4”, tall dark and handsome, I was totally smitten!

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Our year in pictures.

Our favourite photos from 2015

Here at Join In, we’re lucky to receive photos of our volunteers on a regular basis. Over the course of this year, we’ve worked with a handful of professional photographers and also received loads of pics taken by just about everyone with a smartphone.

Here are our favourite photos of the year. Look closely to see if you can spot anyone you know!

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A day with the E&W Blind Golf Association.

The unseen work

Golf is a difficult game, but it’s even harder for those who cannot see. We spent the morning with some of the UK’s blind golfers and the volunteers who guide them.

“I hit shots with my eyes closed once. After the first swing, I staggered all over the place like I had 20 pints of Guinness.”

The guide wobbled his knees and laughed at the memory. For a few seconds he knew how it felt.

And yet there was no staggering to be seen at Hindhead Golf Club on the morning of the England & Wales Blind Golf Association↑ charity tournament. Each blind golfer – whether spearing drives through their air or duffing them 50 yards – swung the club with a fluid, steady rhythm.