ADAPTIVE GOLF ACADEMY
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Coach Training Workshops
The Adaptive Golf Academy Coach Training Workshop is an interactive day of sharing knowledge and experiences between Physical/Occupational and Recreational Therapists, Golf Professionals, Teachers, volunteer/mentors and adaptive players learning best approaches and skills in teaching adaptive golf.
Our workshop delivers a comprehensive study for new coaches to become more comfortable and confident working with individuals with different abilities or "Adaptive Golfers." Through self-adaptation exercises, our "coach-in-training" Professionals gain a new perspective of what adaptations they themselves need to apply.
Upon completion of the workshop, Professionals are recognized as Trained Adaptive Golf Coaches.
Our Team of award-winning Adaptive Golf Instructors have extensive coach-player training and program development experiences from the past 20 years, which has made the Adaptive Golf Academy known as the authority on accrediting coaches to teach individuals with adaptive needs safely and effectively. We are committed to helping you and your team/organization learn whats needed to develop an adaptive golf program and impact more lives through the great game of golf!
The Adaptive Golf Academy is a PGA of America recognized golf school and educational entity for adaptive golf programs nationally, bringing Golf and Therapy Professionals together to enhance lives through adaptive golf. The AGA Coach Training Workshop, is the official coach training entity for the Adaptive Golf Association, as well as providing several other organizations across the country with coach training and program development consultation services to include the PGA of America's PGA HOPE "Helping Our Patriots Everywhere" initiative (launching 24 VA Hospital programs since 2014 in conjunction with a Department of Veterans Affairs grant), Georgia State Golf Association's Adaptive Golf Program, Freedom Golf Association, Blaze Sports and Little Linksters G.O.A.L.S program serving special needs youth. If you or your organization share the common goal of reaching more individuals with challenges to learn, play and enjoy all the positive benefits golf can provide, contact us today.
Continuing Education: The AGA Coach Training Workshops are accredited by the PGA of America for "MSR's" (Member Service Requirements) to their respective members, the American Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Associations (per individual state approvals) to award "CE's" (Continuing Education) ensuring that ethical, high quality training standards are met.
The Coach Training Workshop curriculum is a culmination of over two decades of first-hand adaptive golf lessons and experiences from Adaptive Golfers, PGA Teaching Professionals, Physical/Occupational/Recreation Therapists, Doctors and Clinicians. Since inception in 2006, Adaptive Golf Academy workshops have been conducted in 32 states training over 1300 coaches to teach and develop adaptive golf programs which has manifested over the years to impacting "thousands" of individuals through the game.
Coach Training Workshops can be either a 1, 1.5 or 2-day experiences depending on the extent of your goals of program development and community reach. PGA and LPGA members can earn from 6 to 10 MSR credits. Workshops include an indoor classroom segment, outdoor self-adaptation and a hands-on clinic segment where participating coaches can immediately apply their knowledge to adaptive needs players. Those successfully completing the workshop become known as a “Trained Adaptive Golf Coach," receive the indoor slide presentation guide, USGA Rules for Golfers with Disabilities and information about enrollment to become a “Certified” Adaptive Golf Coach and be listed on the Adaptive Golf Association website where you and your program can be more easily located.
See the Event Calendar page for 2018 Adaptive Golf Coach Workshops and more
Workshops are Complimentary for all GSGA Volunteers not receiving Professional Education Credits
Marietta, GA Sat. March 3: PGA HOPE-BlazeSports / Georgia Section PGA & GSGA / 7 MSR's
Marietta, GA Fri. March 23: PTAG Approved 10 CE Course / PGA HOPE 7 MSR's
Savannah, GA Sat. May 19: PTAG Approved 10 CE Course / PGA HOPE 7 MSR's
Augusta, GA Mon. May 21: PTAG Approved 10 CE Course / PGA HOPE 7 MSR's
Valdosta, GA TBA 2018; PGA HOPE-BlazeSports / Georgia Section PGA & GSGA
2017 Adaptive Golf Coach Workshops
Orlando, FL Saturday, January 28, 2017; Little Linksters LLC & Golf Academy of America, Orlando
Marietta, GA Monday, March 6, 2017; PGA HOPE-BlazeSports, GSGA & Georgia Section PGA
New Orleans, LA Friday, March 10, 2017; PGA HOPE-Adaptive Golf Association Dept. of VA Affairs Grant
Orlando, FL Wednesday, March 22, 2017; Adaptive Golf Association & N. FL Section PGA
Savannah, GA Friday, March 31, 2017; PGA HOPE-BlazeSports, GSGA & Georgia Section PGA
Atlanta, GA Saturday, August 26, 2017; GSGA Adaptive Golf Program on Low-vision / blind golf
Paramus, NJ Friday-Saturday, October 20-21, 2017; Adaptive Golf Assn., PGATSS, Adaptive Golfers
Marietta, GA Saturday, October 28, 2017; Physical Therapy Assn. of Georgia Approved CE Course
Chicago, IL Wed-Thu, November 15-16, 2017; Adaptive Golf Assn., FGA, USAGA Coach Training
Inquire about hosting a workshop by emailing: David@AdaptiveGolfAcademy.com or call: (941) 650-5750.
Past Coach Training Workshop locations:
With support from PGA REACH and the HOPE, “Helping Our Patriots Everywhere” initiative, and in collaboration with the Adaptive Golf Association's Department of Veterans Affairs Grant award, it has been an honor to train coaches and volunteer mentors for golf clinic series programs at these 24 VA Hospitals as HOPE sites since 2014:
West Haven, CT - Augusta, ME - Boise, ID - W. Los Angeles, CA - Jackson, MS - Shreveport, LA - Pittsburgh, PA
Salisbury, NC - San Francisco, CA - Albuquerque, NM - Houston, TX - Indianapolis, IN - Salt Lake City, UT
Columbia, SC - Tucson, AZ - Miami, FL - St. Petersburg, FL - West Palm Beach, FL - Lake City, FL - Orlando, FL
Weston, FL - Birmingham, AL - Atlanta, GA - New Orleans, LA
Other Community Adaptive Golf locations & PGA HOPE programs:
Tampa, FL - Milwaukee, WI - Myrtle Beach, SC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC - Sacramento, CA - Santa Anna, CA - Rochester, NY - Buffalo, NY - Syracuse, NY
If you are looking for a Point of Contact at one of these locations or you are a POC needing to update any info, please email David!