From the Executive Director: Stay Safe On the Course This Summer

iGood morning (at least it is morning where I am).  We are moving into summer here in Florida.  It is hot.  Which reminds me that everyone out on the golf course this summer needs to make sure they are hydrated.  Speaking from experience, you do not want to have heat stroke.  Also at the same time, make sure you wear sunblock.  Skin cancer is nothing to fool around with.  I visit my dermatologist at least twice a year.

In May, the National Alliance attended 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, presented on Accessibility in Design.  Well done, Jan.  Very informative session.  We are working on uploading the PowerPoint to our Resource tab on www.accessgolf.org.

Also in May at our monthly Board of Directors conference call, we had the privilege of Kevin Corn join us and share with us his program in conjunction with Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital in Missouri.  The work that Kevin and the hospital are doing, using the game of golf for rehab and smiles for the children who are patients, is improving lives through the game.  Check out the following videos about the program, or visit the blog at http://rankenjordangolf.blogspot.com:

“May Reynoso – Ranken Jordan Golf Program”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nopYTCy4WGE

“Cooper Burks – Ranken Jordan Golf”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg-aywNC2SE

Last month, I focused this blog on some of the resources that the National Alliance for Accessible has for individuals with disabilities and access to our sport, golf.  Hope you all had a chance to visit our website and check out the resources we have there.  If not, go to www.accessgolf.org and see what is available.

Whether you are an individual or an organization, you can 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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