Other Assistive devices
|Adaptive gloves designed to assist in gripping the golf club|
"Invention is the mother of necessity." That is certainly the case with the recent introduction of devices that allow those with disabilities and medical conditions to more easily and effectively play the game. For those with back or bending issues, there is equipment that allows the golfer to place and pick up the ball without bending over and devices that automatically tee up the ball on the practice range. For those with arthritis or other issues that make it difficult for the golfer to hold or grip the golf club, there are gloves and prosthetic devices. There are also practice aids, such as static or fixed seating devices for the practice range, allowing the individual to hit out of a seated position. Prostheses are being custom made and fit to allow the player to play the game more effectively.
Again, as was stated earlier, while there are many products that claim to be accessible, it is always "buyer beware". Many items that you might find on the Internet are either ineffective or no longer available. If you find equipment that you believe would assist you in playing golf, be sure to a) determine if it is still available and b) test it out on a trial basis to insure that it works for you.
Please see the National Center on Accessibility website at: http://www.ncaonline.org/index.php?q=taxonomy/term/85 for information and resources on golf equipment that may assist individuals with disabilities in playing the game.