Coaches & Therapists

Adaptive Golfers

Since 2006, Adaptive Golf Academy Coach Training Workshops have merged Golf and Therapy together as one, bringing Golf Professionals, Physical / Occupational / Recreation Therapists together with the Adaptive Golfer to share best practices in working with individuals requiring adaptations in order to learn, play and enjoy the great game of golf. Our goal is to help you develop and conduct recurring clinics and programs for all ages with continuity, safety and effectiveness. ​​

Founded by PGA Professional David Windsor {
Bio here} and his team of highly experienced Golf Coaches and Therapists, the Adaptive Golf Academy Coach Training Workshop ©™ delivers the most relevant, comprehensive training to empower coaches, local community service organizations and adaptive golfers across the spectrum through our hands-on, interactive experiences. 


Adaptive Golf Academy Founder, David Windsor, PGA honored with National PGA of America Patriot Award

ADAPTIVE GOLF ACADEMY

"Live Beyond Your Expectations"

Become a trained Adaptive Golf Coach and impact lives in your community. Inquire today on how to host a coach workshop for your organization.

Words cannot describe how an Adaptive Golf lesson may positively impact someone's life. Let us help you find the nearest trained Adaptive Golf Coach nearest you.

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​Join us in reaching into the 57 million people in the U.S. with a disability (that's 1 in every 5 persons) and offering them a rehabilitative outlet, by beginning with an Adaptive Golf Academy Coach Training Workshop ©™ bringing Golf and Therapy Professionals together to share best practices on working with adaptive needs persons (Juniors, Adults, our Veterans) and how to apply adaptive golf lessons and programs with continuity, safety and effectiveness. ​


OUR BACKGROUND

PGA Teaching Professional David Windsor, Adaptive Golf Academy Founder/Director, has been teaching adaptive golf lessons and conducting clinics "every week" for 18 years. David was first introduced to the "Adaptive Golf" concept in 1999 by Paul Goodlander, a Physical Therapist (trained by Adaptive Golf Association founder, Sonny Ackerman in 1997) who was utilizing golf as a rehabilitative tool with his clients; Stroke survivors, brain and spinal cord injured and others with physical/sensory issues in their recovery at a local golf course in Sarasota, FL. "It didn't take very long to see that there was much more happening than just golf," states David Windsor. After 6 years of weekly clinics and individual lessons, gaining extensive knowledge and documenting experiences, the Adaptive Golf Academy was created as the education platform to train coaches in other communities across the U.S. to serve individuals through the game.

Youth, Adults, disabled Veterans, injured Military members and families have all benefited greatly. The Adaptive Golf Academy has become the coach training entity for the Adaptive Golf Association, PGA of America's HOPE "Helping Our Patriots Everywhere" program, VA Adaptive Sports, United States Adaptive Golf Alliance, and others across the country.​


Veterans involved with adaptive golf programs have experienced it to be a very healthy outlet in their recovery both physically and mentally, promoting fellowship and camaraderie on the links! 
The video below truly shows the impact adaptive golf programs make for our Veterans!