Our Work Is Never Done

It’s time for another blog from yours truly.  Seems that the month just slips by quickly as we work to make golf inclusive.

In February, I had the opportunity to attend the National Golf Course Owners Association Conference and the Golf Industry Show in San Diego.  During the NGCOA Conference, they conducted a “Day at the Golf Course” at Maderas Golf Club north of San Diego.  The Alliance demonstrated adaptive golf with the assistance of PGA Professional and Alliance Advisory Board member John Klein, Anthony Netto of Stand Up and Play Foundation and two of John’s students.  Anthony brought his Paramobile which allows someone with limited or no mobility in their legs to stand up and play the game.  Several of the golf course owners came by and inquired about accessibility at their course back home along with how to start an adaptive and inclusive golf program at their facility.

During the Golf Industry Show, we were able to get additional exposure for the Alliance and inclusive golf to other segments of the industry, exposing to the golf course owners, golf course superintendents, and others to the impact golf can have on individuals with disabilities as well as the positive impact it can have on the golf business.

During both the NGCOA Conference and the Golf Industry Show, the Alliance was also able to promote the USGA/Alliance Grant Program.  Funded by the USGA and administered by the Alliance, this grant program helps to provide funding to grassroots programs that are engaging individuals with disabilities into the game of golf and achieving inclusion.  Whether you have a Wounded Warrior/Veterans with Disabilities program like PGA HOPE, a Special Olympics instructional program, a golf developmental program for individuals within the Autism Spectrum such as Els for Autism, or other programs, check out the grant program on our website (www.accessgolf.org) and click on “Program Funding”.  There you will find the grant criteria, application, etc.  And if you have any questions, please contact us at info@accessgolf.org or the Alliance Grant Consultant (Gary Robb) at accessolutions@gmail.com.

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf is here to help make this a game for all.  Please contact us to assist you in any way.

 

Steve Jubb, PGA

Executive Director

National Alliance for Accessible Golf

About National Alliance for Accessible Golf
The National Alliance for Accessible Golf is a coalition of recreational, therapeutic, and golf organizations committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities through the game of golf.

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