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 12/31/22. 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

2022 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.
 

2022 Clinic Schedule

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 our Savannah and Columbus sites through 2021 with more programming on the horizon for 2022 for the South Atlanta to Middle Georgia regions. If you would like to learn more about participating, volunteering/supporting, please email David Windsor at dwindsor@gsga.org to stay informed once the details fall in place. 

Kids Adaptive Golf Clinic - July 30th

 
The GSGA Adaptive Golf Program proudly presents and invites you to this Kids Adaptive Golf Clinic on July 30th at Big Bear Sports Facility in Smyrna! This is an indoor facility with netted hitting areas. Space is limited so RSVP today through this link:
 
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
 
More details below and on the attached flier!
 
KIDS ADAPTIVE CLINIC - MORE INFO
 
For any questions or more information, please contact David Windsor at dwindsor@gsga.org or 678-961-4742. Interested in volunteering for the clinic, please reach out to Craig Sullivan at craigrsullivan@comcast.net.

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 or by email at craigrsullivan@comcast.net.

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.