Golf Inclusion Monthly

July 2022


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

National Alliance Update - On a Path to Better Access

By Dave Barton, PGA - The rains in Charleston have been a steady, very steady reminder of how much I like being on the grass with my feet during a round of golf versus being in a golf cart going from point A to point B. The realities of golf are that sometimes, whether maintenance or weather related, golf courses must minimize access to the course from all who would like to venture out "off the paths". This is not in dispute. Read More

I Wouldn’t Bet Against Him

By Rich O'Brien - James “Tip” Tipton was born in Amarillo, Tx, raised in Manchester, Maryland, and graduated from North Carroll High School in 1984. He enlisted in the Air Force in August of 1985 and entered basic training for the United States Air Force in February of 1986.  Read More

A Reminder!  The ADA Turns 32 in July!

Please show your support of our mission of accessible and inclusive golf as we celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act during the entire month of July. There is still work to be done and your support will contribute directly to increasing the participation of individuals in the game of golf. Thank you for considering!  SUPPORT our MISSION 

Programs in Focus

Special Olympics USA - Thus far in 2022, due to generous support from the USGA, individual donors, and additional golf industry associations and organizations, the Alliance has been able to not only assist the recently completed Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, FL, but also help Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools in Texas and Utah start on their journey towards successful inclusive golf programs.Read More

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Instruction Tip of the Month

By Judy Alvarez

I have seen a variety of swings from different sitting positions. It depends on the severity of the injury, the individual, their athletic ability, strength, coordination, and guts. For golfers who need to sit and swing, they can swing from either a wheelchair or motorized car. Read More

Access and Inclusion in the News


Have You Listed Your Program So Golfers Can Find You?

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf offers the opportunity to list your inclusive golf programs around the country to help individuals with disabilities in their search for programs, events or facilities in their area, as well as provide a resource for those interested in starting a new program. There are no charges for this service!

Click HERE to get your program listed today!

Thank you to our golf industry friends and supporters who contribute in so many ways to our mission of increasing participation of individuals with disabilities in the game of golf.

Please contact our Executive Director,, if you and/or your company are interested in helping us further enhance our educational and resource offerings as well as generating grant funds to distribute to programs across the country. 

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