From the Executive Director: Inclusive and Available to Everyone

The Alliance was privileged spend a day on November 8th with the students at the College of Golf at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Joining me were Donna White, PGA/LPGA Professional from West Palm Beach and adjunct faculty member at Keiser University.  Also, joining us was Judy Alvarez, PGA/LPGA Professional, Alliance Advisory Board member and National Trainer for PGA HOPE with the PGA of America.  The topic was Engaging Individuals with dis/Abilities in golf.  About 30 Keiser students participated in the session.  We were also privileged to have a Special Olympics Athlete, Veterans with dis/Abilities and a student of Judy Alvarez join us as students for the college students to get some hands-on training on instructing individuals with dis/Abilities in golf.  Keiser University has a great golf training lab that helped facilitate this session.  Big thanks go out to Dr. Eric Wilson and staff at Keiser’s College of Golf, along with Donna and Judy for their involvement.

As we shared with the Keiser students, golf should be inclusive and available to everyone.

Do you have or know of a program or golf facility that is involving individual with dis/Abilities in the game of golf?  Consider having them join our Accessible Golf search engine on our website –  Every week we get inquiries from individuals looking for programs or facilities around the country.  Recently we had an inquiry from the Northern California area and we connected them to a program near their community and they brought several others along to the program.  So, add your program today.

Coming up in January, the Alliance will be at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando the week of January 25 to 27.  This year we will not be exhibiting but will be scheduling various meetings during the 3 days of the show.  If you are attending the show and would like to meet with us, please reach out via e-mail to

In February, also in Orlando, the Alliance will be attending the National Golf Course Owners Association’s Annual Business of Golf Conference along with the Golf Industry Show.  Dates for both are the week of February 5th.  We will also be scheduling meetings during the week so let us know if you are going to be there.

As we approach the end of the year and especially as we each look towards filing our tax returns for 2016, we ask that you consider supporting the National Alliance for Accessible Golf.   Consider making a year-end donation to the Alliance by going to our website ( and clicking on the “DONATE” button on the upper right corner of the homepage.  Thank you in advance for considering to support the Alliance.

About National Alliance for Accessible Golf
Dave Barton, PGA is the Executive Director for the 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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