Golf for Youth with Disabilities
The adolescent years are a very formative time in one's life. During these years much of the exposure to physical activity that one receives is often through contact or team sports. Golf offers youth with and without disabilities an alternative and fun way to receive the benefits of physical activity. As with other sports, playing golf also helps foster the development of personal and social skills (but without some of the pressures of winning). Golf can teach skill development as well as etiquette, respect, patience, concentration, self-confidence, awareness of surroundings, sportsmanship, and camaraderie.
Golf can easily be played by people with varying abilities and multiple skill levels. Golf courses may be designed and built specifically for youth (i.e. shorter distances) or creativity can lend a hand to accommodate any age or ability.