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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Golf
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Golf program offers many opportunities for people with disabilities. Combining both physical and social aspects, golf lends nicely to the enrichment of our participant's lives.

On the physical side, participants are taught stretching techniques to warm up for the game. Walking, placing the golf ball on the tee, and hitting the ball all add to the physical fitness of the golfers. Putting and driving range practice uses different muscles increasing overall muscle tone. The physical aspects of the game are not intimidating to a disabled person as some sports can be, yet are a great challenge on the way to a healthier body.

The mental side of the game gives a range of challenges that prepares participants to better handle life situations they encounter. The "go for it" attitude of a drive and the concentration of a putt both correspond to situations when participants need these different mental states in life. The etiquette of golf helps to teach the life lessons of courtesy, fairness, and respect. All these mental aspects of the game help to improve the lives of both participants and volunteers.

Another great aspect of the golf program is the obvious progression in ability of the golfers. A participant may start the first week only driving the ball 15 feet. But, soon they realize their own improvement and are driving the ball 50 yards. The progression gives participants a sense of pride and encourages them to strive for more.