From the Executive Director: Together We Can

I can’t believe it!  Almost half the year is already gone by and most of you out there are in the middle of summer programming to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to the game of golf and life.  Hope it is going well for you all.

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf has had a busy year thus far.   We had golf industry meetings at the PGA Merchandise Show.  We conducted our first annual education conference on accessibility and inclusion.  We participated in National Golf Day on Capitol Hill in DC in April followed by our annual National Alliance Board of Directors meeting in Alexandria, VA.   All this along with the various grants we have distributed to grassroots programs for accessible and inclusive programming.  To date since inception in 2010, we have awarded more $860,000 in grants.  We would like to give a big shout out to the USGA for their support of the grant program, along with the other allied associations and partners that assist the National Alliance.

DYK - Toolkit for GolfersComing up in July is National Alliance for Accessible Golf Awareness month.  Check out our website for resources, search engine, tool kits for courses and individuals with disabilities, articles, best practices, etc.

Together we can all make this game inclusive and accessible.

In July, we are going to be at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, from July 1-4, assisting in the golf competition for Special Olympics.  The Unified competition with Special Olympics is a great example of inclusion with athletes partnered with an individual without an intellectual disability.  Stacey Johnston from Montana is a Special Olympics Athlete who will be on the rules officiating team in Seattle.  Stacey is a tremendous young lady, knowledgeable of the rules as well as being a great spokesperson for inclusion in the game of golf.  I look forward to joining her in July.

Until July, have a great June improving lives through the game of Golf.

Steve Jubb, PGA – CEO/Executive Director

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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