FIRST SWING SUCCESS
Canon sponsors the First Swing Programme, a successful development initiative of the SA Disabled Golf Association which offers tailor-made coaching to children with special needs, disabilities, debilitating diseases like Parkinson’s and Cerebral Palsy, deafness, and those who are wheelchair bound. More than 1000 disabled children from 42 schools are currently on the programme overseen by head coach Andrew Corthing. The most promising are nurtured to competitive level. Enrique van Wyk, 16, diagnosed with hemiplegia as a toddler, enrolled at age nine and at King David Mowbray won the Overall Physically Disabled division for handicaps 19-36.