About Empower Golf

Empower is a full service disability recreation not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to facilitate and promote the world's most inclusive sport for people living with disabilities.

Our Goals

Our Why

Founded by James Gribble in 2014, Empower Golf Australia is the only nationally operating disability golf organisation supporting Australians of all abilities.

Empower is a public company limited by guarantee, a registered charity, governed by a board of directors and a registered provider of the NDIS as well as numerous insurance companies across all states and territories.

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Our Services

The vast majority of our programs are delivered by accredited golf professionals at established inclusive golf facilities, Empower Hubs, supported by Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia.

Through Empower, the impossible becomes possible

Meet the Board

Charles Collingwood-Boots, empower golf board member

Charles Collingwood-Boots

Charles is a Partner at PwC, leading their collaboration led transformation and design practice across Government clients.

Charles has spent the last 15 years as a Management Consultant, operating across Asia Pacific, including 5 years running his own independent consulting practice. Charles specialises in strategic planning and development, program delivery, collaborative innovation and business model design.

His knowledge of strategy, collaboration and execution will be vital in assisting EGA deliver its mission as well as maximising our resources and benefits to our target audience and partners.

Amanda Quayle, empower golf board member

Amanda Quayle

Amanda is a Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Consultant for Construction Project Management. Amanda is currently working on a once in a generation Rail project, Inland Rail. She has 15 years experience in Communications, Engagement, Marketing and Events across government, private and not for profit sectors.

She holds a media degree from Macquarie University. Her experience in marketing, communications and sponsorship are key for EGA to grow their clinics around Australia.

James Gribble

The founder of Empower Golf, is an Australian who is passionate about golf, travel and people. James worked in investment banking in London for 10 years after completing an economics degree at the University of SydneyFollowing an accident in late 2008, he became a quadriplegic and after a long struggle back to golf, he is now one of the only quadriplegic golfers in Australia and arguably the world.

He has been involved with key initiatives focused on improving disabled individuals lives, many with Royal Rehabilitation Hospital in Sydney. James is an ambassador for the Sargood Centre (a new spinal-cord injury lifestyle rehabilitation centre). He therefore possesses a unique combination of passions for golf and helping those with disabilities with a strong corporate background.

Additions to the board will be made in due course to add experience in fundraising as well potentially representatives from other disabled golf associations.