Growing the Game Through
Accessible & “Inclusive” Golf
Programs
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR
ACCESSIBLE GOLF
501c-3 non-profit national organization
established in 2001
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR
ACCESSIBLE GOLF
Mission:
To promote and facilitate the
inclusion of people with disabilities int...
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR
ACCESSIBLE GOLF
http://www.accessgolf.org/about/board.cfm
An advocacy board with industry-wide
r...
WHAT DO WE DO?
Blend our expertise and resources
(organizations and individual) to help bring
people with disabilities int...
HOW?
• Awareness
• Education and Training
• Funding player development
programs that promote inclusive
learning and play e...
SUCCESS…SO FAR!
USGA Alliance Grants Program
Since 2010:
• $500,000+ in program funding
• 68 Programs
• 8,000+ Individuals...
GOLF PROGRAMS & INCLUSION
What does this mean?
INCLUSION MEANS
Continuum of Inclusive Programs
Inclusion
based
golf
programs
Inclusion
based
golf
programs
Awareness
Programs
Awareness
P...
WHAT CAN WE DO?
DO THE MATH!
There are 57 million Americans with some
form of disability or impairment…
Individuals with D...
WHAT CAN WE DO?
DO THE MATH!
National Center on Accessibility study:
• 10 percent of persons with some
disability now play...
WHAT CAN WE DO?
DO THE MATH!
• 22 percent of those with disabilities
played golf before incurring their
disability or inju...
WHAT CAN WE DO?
DO THE MATH!
• 35 percent of individuals with disabilities
are currently not playing golf, but are
interes...
WHAT CAN WE DO?
DO THE MATH!
29 Million Potential Golfers!
GOLF IS FORE ALL
YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
INCLUSION PROGRAMS
&
GROWTH OF THE GAME
Inclusion &
Growth of the Game
• ACCESSIBLE & INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS
– Dispelling fears and
Opening “the Game fore ALL”
– Prog...
Growing the GAME FORE ALL!
• How can you get involved and expand your
learning and play programs to be more
inclusive?
Sug...
Education, Training & Resources
Alliance Resources
• Toolkits for Golfers & Facility Operators
• 1 & 2 Day Training Progra...
Resources
http://www.accessgolf.org/resources/index.cfm
• Opportunities in Your Area
• Toolkit for Golfers
• Toolkit for G...
MORE INFORMATION
National Alliance for
Accessible Golf
http://www.accessgolf.org
info@accessgolf.org
Getting Started
Outreach Strategies
Best Practices-Program Examples
Simple ideas to start an inclusive
golf program for people with
disabilities
1– Be committed to reaching out
2- People wit...
Simple ideas to start an inclusive
golf program for people with
disabilities
3-Leave any stereotypes or perceptions
that y...
Simple ideas to start an inclusive
golf program for people with
disabilities
CREATE A WELCOMING ATTITUDE FORE ALL
Some other thoughts
Just as any other individuals have different
goals, so do those with disabilities
The potential and po...
Some other thoughts
Golf can be experienced in many ways today
beyond a 9 or 18 hole round…
People may find “their golf” t...
GETTING STARTED
OUTREACH
FIND out if any rehab center or other agency
in your area has any form of a golf program.
Contact...
GETTING STARTED
OUTREACH
REACH out to other agencies and rehab
centers that provide services for individuals
with disabili...
Best Practices-Program Examples
• A program for kids with hemophilia started a
golf program because kids with bleeding
dis...
Best Practices-Program Examples
• A renowned program for children in the
North East, made their entire short course
physic...
Best Practices-Program Examples
• A golf program was created in Ohio for
people with disabilities, then joined with the
ex...
Best Practices-Program Examples
• A private rehabilitation center in the
Midwest partnered with one of the local
parks and...
Best Practices-Program Examples
• A very successful program located at a
rehabilitation center in the Midwest, reached
out...
Best Practices-Program Examples
• A Special Olympics golf program teamed up
with local high schools to conduct
interschola...
GROWING THE GAME
FORE ALL…
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The National Alliance for Accessible Golf is an advocacy organization that educates, promotes and provides support to grassroots programs serving individuals with disabilities through the game of golf to ensure the game is inclusive and open to everyone.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - National alliance for accessible golf ppt 4 13-15

  • 1. Growing the Game Through Accessible & “Inclusive” Golf Programs
  • 2. THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR ACCESSIBLE GOLF 501c-3 non-profit national organization established in 2001
  • 3. THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR ACCESSIBLE GOLF Mission: To promote and facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities into the game of golf POTENTIAL REACH TODAY 29 Million!
  • 4. THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR ACCESSIBLE GOLF http://www.accessgolf.org/about/board.cfm An advocacy board with industry-wide representation managed by the Board of Directors, its Executive Committee, an Executive Director and a Grant Consultant
  • 5. WHAT DO WE DO? Blend our expertise and resources (organizations and individual) to help bring people with disabilities into the game or back into the game
  • 6. HOW? • Awareness • Education and Training • Funding player development programs that promote inclusive learning and play environments
  • 7. SUCCESS…SO FAR! USGA Alliance Grants Program Since 2010: • $500,000+ in program funding • 68 Programs • 8,000+ Individuals • 27 States
  • 8. GOLF PROGRAMS & INCLUSION What does this mean?
  • 9. INCLUSION MEANS
  • 10. Continuum of Inclusive Programs Inclusion based golf programs Inclusion based golf programs Awareness Programs Awareness Programs One Day Tournaments One Day Tournaments One Day Awareness Clinics One Day Awareness Clinics Independent Living Centers Independent Living Centers Specific Disability competitions Specific Disability competitions Practice facilities Practice facilities Golf as Rehab Tool; Program for Transition Golf as Rehab Tool; Program for Transition Hospitals & Rehabilitation Hospitals & Rehabilitation Specialized Programs Specialized Programs Inclusion Centered Inclusion Centered Community Based Golf Community Based Golf Specialized & Segregated programs Specialized & Segregated programs Par 3 & Executive courses Par 3 & Executive courses 9 & 18 hole golf facilities 9 & 18 hole golf facilities
  • 11. WHAT CAN WE DO? DO THE MATH! There are 57 million Americans with some form of disability or impairment… Individuals with Disabilities have $215 million in disposable income and $1 trillion in aggregate income
  • 12. WHAT CAN WE DO? DO THE MATH! National Center on Accessibility study: • 10 percent of persons with some disability now play golf, or • 5.7 million are already in the “game” at some level
  • 13. WHAT CAN WE DO? DO THE MATH! • 22 percent of those with disabilities played golf before incurring their disability or injury, but are not playing now, or • 11.3 million lapsed golfers
  • 14. WHAT CAN WE DO? DO THE MATH! • 35 percent of individuals with disabilities are currently not playing golf, but are interested in learning, or • 18 million interested golfers
  • 15. WHAT CAN WE DO? DO THE MATH! 29 Million Potential Golfers! GOLF IS FORE ALL YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
  • 16. INCLUSION PROGRAMS & GROWTH OF THE GAME
  • 17. Inclusion & Growth of the Game • ACCESSIBLE & INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS – Dispelling fears and Opening “the Game fore ALL” – Programmatic & Physical Access to the Game – Offering Inclusive Learning and Play Programs
  • 18. Growing the GAME FORE ALL! • How can you get involved and expand your learning and play programs to be more inclusive? Suggested Training & Resources Outreach in your Community Suggested Best Practices Facility and Industry-wide Programs & Inclusion
  • 19. Education, Training & Resources Alliance Resources • Toolkits for Golfers & Facility Operators • 1 & 2 Day Training Programs • Industry Presentations & Webinars
  • 20. Resources http://www.accessgolf.org/resources/index.cfm • Opportunities in Your Area • Toolkit for Golfers • Toolkit for Golf Course Owners • Handicapping for Golfers with Disabilities • Modification To The Rules Of Golf For Golfers With Disabilities • Links
  • 21. MORE INFORMATION National Alliance for Accessible Golf http://www.accessgolf.org info@accessgolf.org
  • 22. Getting Started Outreach Strategies Best Practices-Program Examples
  • 23. Simple ideas to start an inclusive golf program for people with disabilities 1– Be committed to reaching out 2- People with disabilities have varied abilities just like anyone else– that thought is important
  • 24. Simple ideas to start an inclusive golf program for people with disabilities 3-Leave any stereotypes or perceptions that you may have behind… You will be surprised at how a different thought process might help
  • 25. Simple ideas to start an inclusive golf program for people with disabilities CREATE A WELCOMING ATTITUDE FORE ALL
  • 26. Some other thoughts Just as any other individuals have different goals, so do those with disabilities The potential and possibilities for ANYONE to participate are unlimited in golf
  • 27. Some other thoughts Golf can be experienced in many ways today beyond a 9 or 18 hole round… People may find “their golf” through a practice range, putting green or playing a 1 , 2, or 3 hole experience only…that may be all that the individual is seeking or capable of…
  • 28. GETTING STARTED OUTREACH FIND out if any rehab center or other agency in your area has any form of a golf program. Contact your local PGA Section Office or LPGA Chapter. CONNECT with them and Partner Up!
  • 29. GETTING STARTED OUTREACH REACH out to other agencies and rehab centers that provide services for individuals with disabilities. They may have never thought of golf as an alternative activity GO to them… learn about them and the people in their programs and show them how golf can enhance their lives
  • 30. Best Practices-Program Examples • A program for kids with hemophilia started a golf program because kids with bleeding disorders can’t play contact sports. • After a couple of years some of the participants were able to get involved in a local First Tee program that included them right in the program with other kids.
  • 31. Best Practices-Program Examples • A renowned program for children in the North East, made their entire short course physically accessible for people with mobility impairments • People with disabilities from the community were invited and encouraged to join existing golf and instructional programs already in existence
  • 32. Best Practices-Program Examples • A golf program was created in Ohio for people with disabilities, then joined with the existing junior golf program to insure that they would be able to be included in ongoing programs for people without disabilities
  • 33. Best Practices-Program Examples • A private rehabilitation center in the Midwest partnered with one of the local parks and recreation departments to provide adaptive equipment and merge parts of their programs to provide full inclusive golf for participants ready to take the next step in their golf life.
  • 34. Best Practices-Program Examples • A very successful program located at a rehabilitation center in the Midwest, reached out to the local golf community to have participants in community based golf programs, use the rehab center’s short course and engage with participants with disabilities in an inclusive golf league
  • 35. Best Practices-Program Examples • A Special Olympics golf program teamed up with local high schools to conduct interscholastic golf programs for Special Olympic Athletes along side the high school golf team!
  • 36. GROWING THE GAME FORE ALL…

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