THE ability to play golf is a privilege many take for granted - whether they are "good" or "bad" at it.
Those living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be among those whose illness doesn't afford them the luxury of hitting the course.
For some, the affects of MS can be debilitating, while others may learn to live with the disease for many years.
However, that all being said, the one common factor is there is no cure and there are many people in the MIA and Riverina region who live with MS each and every day.
That is where the MIA branch of MS Australia has come in.
This year has been hard for the group who thrive on fundraising to assist those living in the community who have MS, but with restrictions easing, the group has decided it will be holding its popular charity golf day at the Leeton course on November 22.
Joan Dartnell from the MIA branch said the day was about community members helping each other in a fun way.
"This event is a major golf day to raise much needed funds to help people with MS who are living with their daily challenges," she said.
"Each year the charity golf day has been hugely supported by the golfers, communities and the businesses in our area.
"Our aim is to help keep people with MS out of nursing homes and remain in their family home and workplace.
"This helps them with their dignity and independence within their home and community."
Mrs Dartnell said there were dozens of people living with MS in the MIA region and said by playing a game of golf everyone could help.
Money raised on the day goes towards helping purchase equipment for those who have MS, which often needs to be tailored as no two people have the same symptoms or degrees of the disease.
Help needed consists of electric wheelchairs and hoists, specialised bedding, medical supplies, renovations to bathrooms/bedrooms, installation of ramps inside and outside and more.
The MIA branch also runs a hydrotherapy session each week at the Griffith pool with a volunteer physiotherapist for the past 15 years.
"This session is very important for people with MS," Mrs Dartnell said.
The golf day will be held at the Leeton course on November 22, register at the pro shop now. Cost is $30, under 16 $20.