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Lachlan Wood excited to play part in showcasing G4D Tour talent in Kenya

Lachlan Wood excited to play part in showcasing G4D Tour talent in Kenya

Following his first victory on the G4D Tour at the ISPS HANDA Australian All Abilities Championship in December, Lachlan Wood will look for further success at the Magical Kenya Open next week.

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The Australian secured his maiden title with a three-stroke victory on home soil in the ISPS HANDA Australian All Abilities Championship, beating established G4D Tour stars Kipp Popert, Brendan Lawlor and Tommaso Perrino in just his third start. 

Wood, 32, is currently Australia’s leading player on the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability, with a golf handicap of +3.3.

When aged 16, he was seriously injured in a car accident, resulting in his left leg being held together by 14 screws and a metal plate, while he has so far faced more than 30 surgeries.

His back is scarred where two muscles were taken to graft into the repair work on his shattered and shorter left leg; he is now unable to move the foot or ankle in a conventional way and a special compression sock must be worn to assist with swelling and protect the delicate grafts in the leg.

Those outside Australia first started to notice Wood as a player when, after winning three key home tournaments in early 2023, he qualified for the inaugural G4D Open held at Woburn last May, finishing joint-eighth in an impressive display.

After making his G4D Tour debut at the Betfred British Masters a month later, Wood took to the competitive professional adidas PGA Pro-Am Series in Australia, where he beat established professionals to win the Tin Can Bay Pro-Am in July and finished tied-first in the Belle Property Bulimba Pro-Am in August.

“I’m excited to play in the G4D Tour @ Magical Kenya Open,” said Wood.

“It's not just about showcasing talent but also about coming together with fellow players to champion inclusivity and highlight the beauty of golf for all abilities. Golf is a game for everyone!”

Away from competing, Wood works as a golf coach at Hervey Bay Golf Club and is looking forward to becoming a full member of the PGA of Australia via its Membership Pathway Programme.

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