From the Executive Director: What an Experience!

It’s already April.  Spring is here around the country and programs and organizations are in the midst of getting their summer programs up and running. But golf doesn’t stop and start just during the summer.  Around the country, there is a lot of activity year round whether outdoors or indoors.

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In March, I had the honor of being the lead course official at Yas Links golf Club in Abu Dhabi for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games.  What an incredible experience!  Almost 200 Special Olympics Athletes competed for the Gold over a great links style golf course.  Weather was challenging but not for many of the competitors.

Casper Christensen of Denmark didn’t have a problem in the first 2 rounds when the winds and weather made the links course tough.  Casper shot 69/69 the first two round followed by 77/77 the last two rounds to win the Gold edging his nearest competitor (Jasper Gutke of Sweden) by 8 shots. As I have mentioned before, it is such a thrill to be involved with Special Olympics and the Athletes.  Their attitude about the game is so refreshing.  If you want an experience of a lifetime, get involved with your local chapter of Special Olympics.  You will come away saying that it is the best time of your life in golf. And remember, “Choose to Include.”

Next month, we will be on Capitol Hill for National Golf Day where the golf industry meets with members of Congress on issues facing the game and business of golf.  And in the meantime, please contact us at to assist you in any way with programming for individuals with disabilities or go to our website at for information on resources, grants, best practices, etc.

Steve Jubb, PGA

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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