Adaptive Golf Program

About Adaptive Golf

This complimentary all-inclusive community golf program is powered collaboratively by the GSGA and Adaptive Golf Association. The purpose of adaptive golf is to help anyone (with a focus on individuals with mobility and cognitive challenges) find the best techniques and resources to play and enjoy golf!

The program is open to all ages of both youth and adults and provides specialized equipment that gives you control of your swing. The mission of the program is to empower indiviuals with physical, cognitive or sensory impairments to enhance one's life through the game of golf. 

WANTED: More program sites throughout the state of Georgia! If you would like to become a host site or assist us in developing a program in your community, please email dwindsor@gsga.org or call (678) 961-GSGA (4742). There are numerous ways you can get involved.

Participant Registration Form

We hope everyone is doing well and staying active. At this time, GSGA Adaptive Golf "on-course" activities remain suspended through Monday, June 8. We remain hopeful to getting back to offering our on-course clinics again very soon after June 8.

The GSGA will continue to monitor reports and recommendations from the government and leading health organizations to evaluate and determine the impact on future events.

Check out our Zoom Video "Virtual Clinics" schedule below through the month of May (primarily on our regularly scheduled site clinic days and times) plus some other added Zoom sessions. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for each Zoom meeting no later than one hour before the scheduled time.

ATLANTA AREA VIRTUAL GOLF CLINIC MEETINGS

Adaptive Golf South Atlanta - Home Course: Canongate I Golf Club, Sharpsburg

  • Tuesday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Join your Coaches, Oneda Castillo LPGA, and David Windsor, PGA, for some virtual lessons and fun
  • Must register in advance - no later than one hour before the meeting to receive the confirmation email to join
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Adaptive Golf Midtown Atlanta - Home Course: Bobby Jones Golf Club, Atlanta

  • Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Join your Coaches Rachel Clopton, Tonya Dankeart and David Windsor, PGA, for some virtual lessons and fun
  • Must register in advance - no later than one hour before the meeting to receive the confirmation email to join
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Adaptive Golf North Central Georgia - Home Course: Achasta Golf Club, Dahlonega

  • Wednesday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Join local program founders Ken Taylor, Bob Thibodeau and Patrick Higgins, PGA, with other Coaches, Volunteers and Mentors for some virtual lessons and fun
  • Must register in advance - no later than one hour before the meeting to receive the confirmation email to join
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Adaptive Golf North Atlanta - Home Course: RiverPines Golf, Johns Creek

  • Tuesday, May 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Join your Coaches Sayuri Barclay, Heidi Mitchell and David Windsor, PGA, for some virtual lessons and fun
  • Must register in advance - no later than one hour before the meeting to receive the confirmation email to join
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For Augusta, Savannah and Valdosta Virtual Golf Clinic Meetings, look to receive an email invite from your respective coaches/site coordinators soon or feel free to email: dwindsor@gsga.org for updates.

Health & Wellness: Stretching, Maximizing Movement

  • Tuesday, May 19 & 26, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST
  • Join Dr. Ross Brakeville, DPT, for insights on maximizing movement - range of motion in your golf swing; stroke survivors, loss of limb, seated golfers to joint surgeries, arthritic issues and more.
  • Must register in advance - no later than one hour before the meeting to receive the confirmation email to join
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

New to Zoom?

If you still haven't tried a Zoom meeting, join us for our next "Test Run" to help get you connected for future virtual clinic meetings:

GSGA Test Run Zoom Meeting - Monday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. EST
Click here to register no later than 9:00 a.m. on May 18.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Schedule

Adaptive Golf South Atlanta
Canongate I Golf Club (924 Shaw Road, Sharpsburg, GA 30277)
2nd Tuesday of each month;
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. April thru October
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. November thru March

Click here for details Click here to RSVP


Adaptive Golf Midtown Atlanta
Bobby Jones Golf Club (2205 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30305)
3rd Tuesday of each month;
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. April thru October
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. November thru March

Click here for details Click here to RSVP
 

Adaptive Golf North Central Georgia
Achasta Golf Club (639 Birch River Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533)
3rd Wednesday of each month
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. November thru March
TBA April thru October

Click here to RSVP
 

Adaptive Golf North Atlanta
RiverPines Golf (4775 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022)
4th Tuesday of each month
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. April thru October
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. November thru March

Click here for details Click here to RSVP
 

Adaptive Golf Augusta
Augusta Municipal Golf Course (2023 Highland Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904)
1st Wednesday of each month
(Due to rain, this clinic has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 25) 
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wedges & Woods (3731 Wrightsboro Rd, Augusta, GA 30909
3rd Wednesday of each month

Click here for details Click here to RSVP


Adaptive Golf Savannah
Hunter Golf Club (1546 Perimeter Rd #8205, Savannah, GA 31409)
1st Saturday of each month; 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Click here for details​ Click here to RSVP


Adaptive Golf Valdosta
Stone Creek Golf Club (4553 Greenway Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602)
3rd Wednesday of each month; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Click here for details Click here to RSVP

Sites

River Pines GC, Johns Creek
​Hunter Army GC, Savannah
Taylors Creek GC, Fort Stewart
Wolf Creek GC, Atlanta
​City Club Marietta, Marietta
UGA Golf Course, Athens
The Georgia Club, Statham
​Stone Mountain GC, Stone Mountain
​Lake Arrowhead Yacht & CC, Waleska
Shepherd Center, Atlanta
​PGA TOUR Superstore, Kennesaw & Roswell
​Center for Visually Impaired, Atlanta
​Topgolf, Alpharetta & Midtown
Wedges & Woods
Bobby Jones Golf Club, Atlanta
Canongate I Golf Club, Sharpsburg
Augusta Municipal Golf Course
Achasta Golf Club, Dahlonega

Volunteer Opportunities

There are numeours ways you can get involved in our Adaptive Golf program. We need your help in supporting our Adaptive Golf initiatives as we continue to expand 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 outing at your club 
  • Recruit new participants that can benefit from the program

If interested, please contact Bob Thibodeau at 770-856-9442

David Windsor

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 instructing adaptive golf classes every week for the last 18 years, introducing or in many instances, re-introducing the game as a means of therapy, for those in recovery to accelerate healing and inviting anyone to “experience the possible” and enhance their lives.

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 75,000 golfers who all have one thing in common: a passion for the game of golf.