What We Do
The Alliance creates and promotes awareness about the benefits of accessible golf. In addition to online publications and social media marketing, the Alliance engages in speaking opportunities at conferences and other public events.
GAINTM (Golf: Accessible and Inclusive Networks)
GAINTM is not just a golf program. It is a community-based instruction golf program primarily focused on assisting individuals with disabilities to become involved in the fabric of their community. The program uses golf as a primary vehicle to achieve that. It is also a program that includes participants without disabilities and uses socialization activities among all participants to achieve the goal of inclusion. Sites can choose from three existing GAINTM models - a partner, camp or community.
Education and Technical Resources for Golfers and Golf Facilities
The Alliance is available to provide technical assistance and training. In addition, the Alliance has developed a toolkit to provide general guidance
for individuals with disabilities who are interested in the game of golf as well as a toolkit to provide guidance to golf course owners and operators seek- ing ways to make their golf courses and facilities more accessible to golfers with disabilities.
USGA Alliance Grant Program
With a grant from the USGA, the Alliance administers the grant-application process for organizations providing golf programs for individuals with disabilities. The Alliance is particularly interested in applications that demonstrate focus on inclusion of people with disabilities in programs that involve those without disabilities with the ultimate goal of enhancing their inclusion into the fabric of their community.
The GAINTM program is based on the results of a multi-year research project funded by the USGA through the Alliance. It includes a flexible approach that allows agencies and organizations within a community to implement the program as a new stand-alone program or to incorporate the program into existing community golf instructional programs.