Adapted golf equipment: Are there adapted golf tools for people with arthritis?
Are there adapted golf tools for people with arthritis?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate for your particular situation. Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.
It is frustrating when arthritis makes it difficult to do the sports and activities that you enjoy. Thankfully, there are a number of tools and devices out there that make it easier for people with arthritis to play sports, such as golf. Below are direct links to some golf products and devices that you may want to explore:
- Lamkin Arthritic Grip (at Golf Works Canada) offers a texturized grip, minimizing the effort needed to hold a standard golf club. This product costs about $10 (CDN), plus a shipping fee. Larger diameter grips will also make it easier to hold the club, especially if poor grip strength is an issue.
- Bionic Relief Grip 2.0 Gold Gloves (at Bionic) offers an ergonomic design that makes it easier to grip the golf club. The glove adjusts to fit any thumb size and is designed to allow for increased flexibility, ensuring that your golf swing is not compromised. This product can be purchased for the left or right hand and costs about $35 (USD), plus a shipping fee.
- One-Click Folding 4-Wheel Golf Push Cart by Caddytek (at Amazon Canada) is a lightweight golf cart that is useful for people with arthritis because it reduces the effort required for carrying and transporting golf clubs. This product costs about $280 (CDN).
For more tips on golfing with arthritis, you may also be interested in reading an article published by the Arthritis Foundation entitled Smart Tips for Golfing with Arthritis.