Golf Inclusion Monthly

January 2023


Your source for news, stories and education related to increasing participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf.

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The National Alliance for Accessible Golf is the industry leader in inclusion— working to ensure the opportunity for all individuals with disabilities to play the game of golf and is represented by major golf, recreation and therapeutic organizations across the country

From the National Alliance

New Years Resolutions ... #recommendations

By Dave Barton, PGA - Shockingly, as far as my New Year’s Resolutions go, I am off to a typically bad start. Jan 1st does not count (it’s a holiday after all), but I’ve already found a great excuse to not work-out today, Jan 2nd. Well, it’s likely more of a “reaction” versus an “excuse” but, we did have a great time with family around the house to ring in the New Year with football, food and beverages. Feel free to now use your imagination on the “why” I missed my workout. Back to my resolutions tomorrow, maybe the day after. Now for some New Year’s Resolutions we hope you will consider for your golf course in 2023. We hope you will resolve to ... Read More

Accommodating Golfers with

Mobility Disabilities

By Rich O'Brien - Imagine what it would feel like if you were an avid golfer and then you suffered an injury or illness that resulted in the loss of your mobility. Unfortunately, each year, a substantial number of avid golfers become disabled and many of them believe that they will no longer be able to play the game that they love. Read More

Please visit the National Alliance Jan 24-27 in Orlando at the

2023 PGA Show!

We'll look forward to seeing you!

Booth 2289

Does Your Course Provide an Accessibility Statement?

The National Alliance provides an Accessibility Statement “template” as a sample policy that may be adapted and used to publish your specific facility policies and help foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals with disabilities. We encourage you to visit our RESOURCES and get started today. Communication is Job #1! Should you have any questions regarding the ADA and access to your facility, contact us at and we will be happy to assist!

Check out The ModGolf Podcast!

"I was golfing and one of the chaps I was playing with asked me if I'd come and speak to some of his people. He worked at Headley Court which is the British Military Rehabilitation Center. This was in 2009, at the height of what was going on in Afghanistan. When I went in there and saw how many young people - some with horrendous injuries - I just thought "I'm in a great position working in the game and can help in some way". - John Simpson, Founder - On Course Foundation. Listen HERE

Communication is Key to Providing a Welcoming Environment


Order your Access Flags Today!

From the Alliance, “Every step, big or small, can make a difference in the message of accessibility and inclusion. The “Access Flag” versus a “handicap flag” simply represents a new, and more appropriate way to communicate and show a commitment to support the inclusion of golfers with disabilities at your club. Proceeds from the sale of these flags will go directly to the Alliance to further support its mission of access and inclusion.  Click HERE for more information.

Starting a Program for Individuals with Disabilities - A Checklist

Things to Consider for Success

By the Alliance: Are you thinking about starting a golf program to help individuals with disabilities learn to play golf? Perhaps you are a therapeutic specialist and want to incorporate golf into your treatment plan for your patients. You could also be a family member or a friend of an individual with a disability and a program such as this does not exist in your area and you are looking to facilitate that very effort? Whatever the reasons, it can be a fantastic journey for you, the instructors, the volunteers and most importantly, the golfers. But, there are some things you need to know to maximize your chances of success. Read More and Access the Checklist HERE

Access and Inclusion in the News

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