From the Executive Director: National Golf Day

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On April 26, the National Alliance for Accessible Golf had the pleasure of participating in this year’s National Golf Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  The National Alliance was part of a golf presentation in the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer along with Links to Freedom Golf Foundation and Salute Military Golf Association.  We had good traffic through the foyer from Congress Members along with Congressional Staff and others that were visiting the Capitol.  While that was going on all day, there were various meetings with Members of Congress on issues affecting golf.  Mike Tinkey, President of the National Alliance for Accessible Golf, represented us well along with the other members of our Board of Directors who were in attendance.  Unfortunately, we were not able to conduct a golf demo/clinic on The Mall in DC the day before for the public due to weather and logistical issues.  However, the Golf Industry did a beautification project on The Mall which was well received by the public along with the Park Service.

Moving on, in May the National Alliance will be represented at the American Society of Golf Course Architects annual conference in Jupiter, Florida.  Jan Bel Jan, National Alliance Executive Committee member and member of the Executive Committee of the ASGCA, will be presenting on Accessibility in Design.  I will also be in attendance as well.

This month I would like to focus this blog on some of the resources that the National Alliance for Accessible has for individuals with disabilities and access to our sport, golf.

First of all, if you go to our website at www.accessgolf.org and click on Resources, you will find a number of links and contacts to help with engaging in golf.  We have 2 toolkits:  one for golf course operators and one for individuals with disabilities.  There are also other links for other organizations serving individuals with disabilities through golf.

On our home page of www.accessgolf.org, you will also find a search engine that can help locate organizations and facilities around the country that have accessible golf programs.  We are still seeking additional information from other programs and facilities out there to constantly build up that database.  If you know of a program in your community, encourage them to go to our homepage and click on the link to add their program information.

Resources are out there to help make this game of golf more inclusive.  And in the end, that is what golf should be – a game for everyone!!

Steve Jubb, PGA – Executive Director

 

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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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