Our mission is to increase participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf.
The National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) is the leader in inclusion— working to ensure the opportunity for all individuals with disabilities to play the game of golf. Formed in the summer of 2001, the National Alliance is represented by major golf, recreation and therapeutic organizations in the United States; organizations that provide services for people with disabilities; and others who advocate for the inclusion of people with disabilities into society.
Through golf, individuals with disabilities become actively engaged in the social fabric of a community, and derive health benefits that improve quality of life. The National Alliance headquarters is located in Jupiter, FL, and is governed by a Board of Directors representing those organizations instrumental in forming the National Alliance and administered by an Executive Director along with a Grant Consultant.
The National Alliance creates and promotes awareness about the benefits of accessible golf. In addition to online publications and social media marketing, the National Alliance engages in speaking opportunities at conferences and other public events.
GAIN™ (Golf: Accessible and Inclusive Networks)
GAIN™ 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.
Education and Technical Resources for Golfers and Golf Facilities
The National Alliance is available to provide technical assistance and training. In addition, the National 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 seeking ways to make their golf courses and facilities more accessible to golfers with disabilities.
National Alliance Grant Program
With previous grants from the USGA, the National Alliance administers the grant-application process for organizations and GAIN programs providing golf programs for individuals with disabilities. The National 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.