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Handigolf School

Fregate Handigolf School in south of France



A little more than a year has passed since the founding of Dolce-Frégate Provence’s certified Handigolf School, backed by its dedicated partners, Véolia, Handigolf South-East and the Var County Golf Committee.

As I return to start a new season, I wish to convey my appreciation for the huge success of all the events held on one of the most beautiful places in our county.

We have always been able to satisfy the large public attending each workshop thanks to the involvement of all the star athletes, the quality of the material made available to the practitioners, and the originality of the events.

With the support of the GEA Academy and the volunteers who have undoubtedly contributed to the success, to the development of the golf playing and the formation of new full-fledged golfers.

The 2017-2018 calendar has many wonderful surprises in store for us. It will be an opportunity to introduce and to still further develop many Handi athletes and to best satisfy the needs expressed by the medical facility patients who contact us and trust us. It is with all that we wish to share our passion for sport and for golf.


Wishing continued prosperity to Dolce-Frégate Provence’s Handigolf School.

Together we will succeed.


Anne Reich

President of the Var County Committee


On September 18, 2016, Golf Dolce Frégate Provence opened its Handigolf Golf School, the only Handigolf school in the Var region, thereby participating in the development of this sport in the Var.

In partnership with the Var Departmental Golf Committee and Véolia, we immediately embarked on the project in order to implement it with the September 2016 school term. Thus, every second Monday (except school holidays) for 90 minutes we will host several students who will come either individually or from our partner hospitals in the project including Léon Bérard, René Sabran or Club Coeur et Santé.

The first course was held on Monday, September 26 at 14:00 in the presence of the press who also turned up to promote this sporting and human initiative. Players in search of new sensations, keen to learn and discover and maybe become new enthusiasts? Our pros at Golf Exclusive Academy will provide these free courses on enrollment.

A big thank you to our pros, the Var Handigolf Association, the Departmental Committee and to Véolia for the birth of the Var Handigolf School in Saint Cyr sur Mer!

François Bongrain, Véolia: "The first Handigolf course went very well, even beyond my expectations ... Twenty participants, perfectly coached by the monitors of Golf Exclusive Academy, Giuliano and Lorenzo, accompanied by Handigolf experts Jean Pierre and Bruno... And under the watchful eyes of reporters from France 3 TV and La Provence newspaper..."

Find the pictures of the first course of September 26 on our Handigolf Facebook page.

Information at the golf reception: or via email.


Find out when the next handigolf course will be held and the equipment available on each of the dates. 

To register, contact the golf reception on, indicating your full name and the handigolf course you wish to attend. Our pros from Golf Exclusive Academy will be there to train you in all of the techniques of this exciting sport!


  • Monday, September 26, 2016 - 14:30-16:00 see the photos on Facebook.

October - November - December

  • Monday, October 10 - 14:30 - 16:00.
  • Monday, November 7 - 14:30 -16:00 (Paragolfeur available)
  • Monday, November 21 - 14:30 - 16:00.
  • Monday, December 5 - 14:30 -16:00 (Paragolfeur available)

January - February - March

  • Monday, January 16 - 14:30 - 16:00.
  • Monday, January 30 - 14:30 -16:00 (Paragolfeur available)
  • Monday, February 27 - 14:30 - 16:00.
  • Monday, March 13 - 14:30 -16:00 (Paragolfeur available)
  • Monday, March 27 - 14:30 - 16:00.

April - May - June

  • Monday, April 24 - 14:30 -16:00 (Paragolfeur available)
  • Monday, May 22 - 14:30 - 16:00.
  • Monday, June 5 - 14:30 - 16:00.
  • Monday, June 19 - 14:30 - 16:00.

July - August - September

  • Monday, July 3 - 14:30 - 16:00.

Classes resume September 11, 2017.


According to INSEE, France has 9 million people with disabilities but only 179,000 are enrolled in a sports federation.

Recognizing this, the French Golf Federation, like many other institutions, set itself the goal of reducing inequalities in the access to sport and has decided to support specific target audiences featuring people with some sort of physical and/or sensory handicap. In this way golf will allow them overcome disabilities and feel more at ease with their bodies. Through golf, we can reconstruct their mental and physical balance. Through golf, we transform and enhances how others view their disabilities. Through golf, we promote autonomy, social integration and reintegration. In summary, for handicapped people, golf is a source of well-being, health and self-fulfillment...

The handicap version of golf is Handigolf. And to start this discipline, we necessarily require so-called Handi-schools to respond to the strong demand from people with a disability whether it is physical, visual or auditory, and whether the players are youths, adults or senior... These schools also help to meet the real needs of patients of medical or specialized institutions in recovery or psycho-motor rehabilitation.

Golf Dolce Frégate Provence, which has already had experience of hosting events for the disabled, undertook the task of opening this new Handigolf school in the Var with the sponsorship and support of several partners committed to this cause: the company Véolia, the South-East Regional Handigolf Association and the Var Departmental Golf Committee. We wanted to enrich and diversify the offer of golf activities aimed at the disabled. A mission accomplished today...

We would like to thank GEA -Golf Exclusive Academy-, which will provide customized supervision to deliver education and contribute to the development of this sport and its regular practice for these new fully-fledged golfers.

We wish the Dolce Frégate Provence Handigolf school all the best in its sporting endeavors, all in a spirit of tolerance, sharing and self-improvement.

And again, I would like to thank all the stakeholders in this initiative, who have looked beyond the disability.

Thank you for your attention.

Jean-Yves Ortega.


The Handigolf Agreement at Dolce Frégate Provence was signed by 5 partners:

  • Veolia Environnement
  • Comité Départemental de Golf - Var
  • Golf Dolce Frégate Provence
  • Handigolf
  • Golf Exclusive Academy

This project is conducted in association with:

  • Hospital Renée Sabran, in Hyères
  • Hospital Léon Bérard, in Hyères
  • Club Coeur et Santé, Hyères - Toulon

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