GSGA Adaptive Golf Program

About GSGA Adaptive Golf Program

This complimentary community golf program is powered collaboratively by the GSGA and Adaptive Golf Association where the mission is to empower individuals with physical, cognitive or sensory impairments to enhance one's life through the game of golf. The program’s purpose is to help anyone of any age and ability find the best techniques and resources to play and enjoy golf! Our trained coaches and mentors with specialized adaptive equipment will give you control of your swing so you can be a part of the game of a lifetime.
 
A majority of our GSGA Adaptive Golf programming is back to "on-course" clinics again continuing under structured social distancing measures with the intent to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19. The health, safety and well-being of all participants, GSGA staff, volunteers, as well as everyone at our host facilities that generously offer their golf course for our activities, is the GSGA's highest priority.
 
ALL participants MUST SIGN the GSGA Adaptive Golf COVID-19 Release, Waiver and Covenant Not to Sue, which are accepted at the start of our golf clinics. This one-time signed form must be completed before taking part in any clinic, play day or activity valid through 12/31/21. Forms are provided at each golf clinic but if you'd like to print, sign and bring it with you, please click the following links and bring us just page 3 with your signature.


Participant Registration Form
GSGA Adaptive Golf COVID-19 Release, Waiver and Covenant Not to Sue
What to Expect at a GSGA Adaptive Golf Event in 2021

2021 Schedule 

The GSGA Adaptive Program hosts monthly clincs across Georgia with golf clubs, training aids, range balls, on-course learning and solo-rider and paragolfer adaptive golf carts provided at each for participants. Here is our list of clinics by region: North Atlanta, Midtown Atlanta, South Atlanta, North Central Georgia, Augusta, Savannah, Valdosta and Columbus. Please click the schedule button below for location, time and more information on each adaptive golf clinic.
 

2021 Clinic Schedule

 

Adaptive Golf Networking on Zoom

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST
GSGA Adaptive Golf Networking - Connecting adaptive golfers, clinicians and anyone across the country interested in getting involved with adaptive golf programs.
Register in advance for this meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoc-upqD4vE9DhcM6y8VyRYgnHAByJU05o

Military Veterans Adaptive Golf (MVAG)

The GSGA MVAG program began in 2019 through a Department of Veterans Affairs Sports Grant award to introduce golf to Georgia's Service Men and Women / Veterans in recovery, to improve their physical and mental well-being. We were extremely proud to have reached 106 Military/Veterans between Savannah and Columbus, GA through last year and with another VA grant pending, we look to start another round of clinic series programs once again to include the South Atlanta region in the coming weeks. If you would like to learn more about participating, volunteering/supporting, please email David Windsor at dwindsor@gsga.org to be added to the invitation email blast once the details fall in place. 

Volunteer Opportunities

There are numerous ways to get involved with our Adaptive Golf program. As we continue to expand programming across the state, here are some ways that you and your club can get involved:
 
  • Volunteer at one of the many GSGA Adaptive Golf Clinics
  • Host a GSGA Adaptive Golf clinic or outing at your club
  • Refer someone you know, recruit new participants that can benefit from the program
If interested, please contact Craig Sullivan at 404-307-5757

About Dave Windsor (GSGA Adaptive Golf Director)

David Windsor, PGA of America Class A Member, is considered one of the country’s foremost experts in teaching adaptive golfers (individuals with physical, cognitive and/or sensory impairments), so they may learn, play and enjoy the sport to enhance their quality of life. He has been conducting weekly adaptive golf clinics/events for the last 20 years, introducing or in many instances, re-introducing the game as a means of therapy, to accelerate recovery and inviting anyone to “experience the possible” through the game of golf.

Gaining extensive coaching knowledge and program experience in these processes, Windsor developed the Adaptive Golf Academy in 2006 (www.AdaptiveGolfAcademy.com), as the education platform to empower PGA/LPGA Professionals and Teachers across the country to learn best practices on coaching this deserving population. Through Adaptive Golf Coach/Program Workshops, Teachers and Therapy Professionals from across the country come together to learn, share and apply a variety of adaptations in becoming a confident trained adaptive golf coach to serve their communities.
 
David's dedication to teaching individuals of all ages and abilities is very evident, having been the recipient of a PGA Section special award a combined seven times across both the North Florida and Georgia Sections of the PGA, to include: "Teacher of the Year," "Junior Golf Leader" and the "Patriot Award.” In 2015, David became the recipient of the PGA of America’s National “Patriot Award,” in recognition of his personification of patriotism through the game, having served thousands of injured and disabled Military Veterans of all generations and their families with recurring adaptive golf programs with VA hospitals.
 
After 16 years in Sarasota, FL, David now resides in Atlanta, GA serving as Director for the Georgia State Golf Association’s Adaptive Golf Program, developing recurring, impactful adaptive golf clinics and experiences statewide while sharing this model during his AGA workshops for other state organizations to implement.

Join GSGA

The Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) is the governing body of golf in Georgia and serves as an Allied Golf Association to the United States Golf Association (USGA). Membership in the GSGA is open to all golfers, facilities and golf clubs throughout the state. Golfers that join the GSGA have access to invaluable resources that allow them to advance their knowledge of the game and numerous opportunities to play in both competitive and fun, casual events. By becoming a member of the GSGA, you will be joining a community that includes more than 350 clubs and 80,000 golfers who all have one thing in common: a passion for the game of golf.