Golf Inclusion Monthly

October 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

Executive Director Dave Barton speaking with Michael Williams on Golf Business Live

From the National Alliance

Our Executive Director Dave Barton, PGA recently had the opportunity to speak with Michael Williams on the National Golf Course Owners Association's Golf Business LIVE. 

Michael and Dave discuss what the National Alliance does and who we support, as well as the amazing momentum in golf related to grassroots programs and competitions and a whole lot more!  

Click HERE or on the video to hear more!

Programs in Focus

On Course Foundation

By Rich Katz - Since its founding in the U.S. in 2014, On Course Foundation has largely remained outside the public eye. This was intentional, says John Simpson, the organization’s Founder and CEO, opting to initially solidify a high-performing infrastructure.

“Out of the gate, it was important to cultivate strong relationships with military recovery centers and create a curriculum to teach wounded, injured and sick veterans how to play golf,” he says.  Read More

Coaching Tip of the Month

Tips from 28 Years of Adaptive Golf Experience

By Joe Grohman, PGA - 2021 PGA of America Patriot Award Winner - I first got involved in adaptive golf with a weekly outpatient victims of stroke golf class in 1994. Expecting three or four able bodied students, on the first day of class I had 21 students who all had suffered a damaging stroke, along with 21 caregivers and several family members. They all came to class every week for the next 3 years. Read More

Golfer Spotlight

The Power of a Positive Attitude - Chance Griffin

By Rich O'Brien - Justin "Chance" Griffin was born on May 9, 1988 in Hickory, NC and has lived most of his life in Newnan, GA, a suburb of Atlanta.  He was an avid golfer as a child and attended the Atlanta Jr. Golf Academy and played in the Georgia PGA Junior series. He also played high school golf and twice qualified for the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state tournament.  Following high school, Chance turned professional and began playing on multiple professional mini-tours ...Chance was involved in a car accident on August 24, 2018 that resulted in a coma that lasted a monthRead More

We're attending the Power of Play Conference

and so should you! 

Inclusion in Action

Episcopal Academy Golf Team

Newtown Square, PA

By Mike Molloy - Great kids doing great tings for others. It has been a tradition for over twenty years that members from the Episcopal Academy golf team have been helping coach blind and visually impaired children. Read More

Access and Inclusion in the News


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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