ADAPTIVE GOLF ACADEMY
"Live Beyond Your Expectations"
Become more! Attend or become a host of a Coach Training Workshop. Learn how golf is integrated with therapy modalities and begin impacting lives in your community today!
Coaches & Therapists
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Led by PGA Professional David Windsor, fellow PGA Members, Physical Therapists and others with depths of experience, the Adaptive Golf Academy instills education and training on becoming adaptive golf coaches and developing community programs. Our AGA Coach Training workshops cover many best practices, fostering the confidence to teach, develop and operate group clinics serving individuals of any age and impairment through golf!
Through adaptive golf awareness and education, trained coaches everywhere will continue impacting lives physically, socially and emotionally where more will "Live Beyond Their Expectations!"
Join us in reaching the 52+ million people in the U.S. with a disability (that's 1 in every 5 persons) and offering them a rehabilitative outlet, by hosting an Adaptive Golf Academy Coach Training Workshop where we bring Golf and Therapy Professionals together to share best practices of working with adaptive needs persons and apply teaching adaptive golf with continuity, safety and effectiveness.
To deliver the most relevant, comprehensive training approach, empowering coaches, adaptive golfers and community service organizations through hands-on, interactive experiences during 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 (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 some golf lessons," 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 to serve individuals through the game in their communities.
Challenged juniors, adults, disabled Veterans and injured Military members and families have all benefited from our 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.
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 relationships on the links!
The video below truly shows the impact adaptive golf programs make for our Veterans!