ADAPTIVE GOLF ACADEMY
"Live Beyond Your Expectations"
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Adaptive Golfers & Supporters
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Coaches & Therapists
The Adaptive Golf Academy was developed in 2006 by PGA Professional David Windsor with a purpose to help ANYONE (especially individuals with mobility, cognitive, sensory challenges) to find the best techniques and resources to learn, play and "Live Beyond Their Expectations!" Adaptive golf truly is for ANYONE, regardless of age, gender, race, ability, or level of experience and/or challenge. From the ever-so-common "bad back" and/or arthritic issues in aging golfers to much more major circumstances such as loss of limb, joint replacement, traumatic brain / spine injuries, vision loss and more, we aim to help you find your way back onto the course. Our approach is to properly evaluate the student and apply their abilities along with any modifications needed via technique, equipment and/or training aids for a safe, effective approach to reach their fullest potential.
Realizing that in order to start reaching and serving the 52+ million people in the U.S. with a disability (that's 1 in every 5 persons), more coaches, therapists and community programs were needed. With this, the Adaptive Golf Academy Coach Training Workshop was created serving as the educational platform to share best practices for training and inspiring coaches to conduct adaptive golf lessons and develop programs in their communities with continuity, safety and effectiveness.
Our Coach Training Workshops have been attended by over 1000 PGA / LPGA Professionals, Teachers/Golf Coaches, Physical, Occupational, and Recreational Therapists and Clinicians from both Veterans and civilian hospitals across the country to become trained coaches.
To deliver the most relevant, comprehensive training approach, empowering coaches, adaptive golfers and community service organizations through interactive experiences during the Adaptive Golf Academy Coach Training Workshops.
PGA Teaching Professional David Windsor, Adaptive Golf Academy Founder/Director, has been teaching adaptive golf lessons and conducting clinics "every week" for 17 years. David was first introduced to the "adaptive golf" concept in 1999 by Paul Goodlander, a physical therapist 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 some golf lessons" states David Windsor. After 6 years, gaining extensive knowledge and experiences during our weekly clinics and individual lessons, the Adaptive Golf Academy was created as the education platform to train other PGA/LPGA Professionals, Physical/Occupational and Recreational Therapists.
Challenged juniors, adults, disabled Veterans and injured Military members and families have all benefited from our weekly programs. 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 initiative as well as other partner organizations throughout the country.
Consisting of award-winning PGA Teaching Professionals, Physical, Occupational and Recreational Therapists, the Adaptive Golf Academy, with such extensive coach-player training and program development experiences culminating from the past 20 years, is known as the foremost expert in teaching golf to physically and cognitively challenged, or "Adaptive Golfers" as we say. We are committed to helping you and your organization learn the steps necessary to develop an adaptive golf program and start impacting lives through the game!
ADAPTIVE GOLF IS FOR ANYONE
Regardless of age, gender, race, ability, or level of experience, adaptive golf means understanding how to best apply one's abilities to learn and reach their fullest potential.
From as minor as joint stiffness in aging golfers to major instances such as amputations, major surgeries, joint replacement, to brain and spine injuries. We will help you make the most comfortable modification necessary via swing technique and/or equipment adjustment, in the safest, most effective way.
Veterans involved with adaptive golf programs have experienced it to be a very healthy outlet in their recovery both physically and mentally, promoting fellowship with other Patriots on the links!