Golf Course Management

JUL 2013

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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Working together to increase participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf We've seen them first-hand. The benefits of golf are endless. This lifelong game provides golfers with the ability to socialize, while working out their mental and physical muscles. These benefits are exponential for individuals with disabilities. That is why the National Alliance for Accessible Golf seeks to bring more people with disabilities into the game through inclusive learning and playing opportunities. AWARENESS – • Toolkit for Golf Course Owners – Provide guidance to operators seeking ways to make their golf courses and facilities more accessible to golfers with disabilities. • Toolkit for Golfers – Provide general guidance for individuals with disabilities who are interested in the game of golf. TRAINING – Technical assistance and programs designed for golf professionals, allied health professionals, physical educators, facility owners and others interested in learning more about accessible golf and inclusive learning. FUNDING – Grants funds to organizations providing golf programs for individuals with disabilities, particularly those which promote inclusion, in partnership with the USGA. Programs across the country benefit from funding provided by the Alliance including (left) The Children's Course in Gladstone, OR, and the Golf Academy of Columbia in Columbia, SC (right). Visit to download the Toolkit for Golf Course Owners and learn more about the individuals and organizations who support this initiative. National Alliance for Accessible Golf 1733 King Street • Alexandria, VA • 22314

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