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

A majority of our GSGA Adaptive Golf programming is back to "on-course" clinics again this month 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. See the schedule below and please remember to RSVP no later than 24 hours in advance in order to be notified of last minute changes, weather, etc.

ALL participants must e-sign the GSGA Adaptive Golf COVID-19 Release, Waiver and Covenant Not to Sue, which can only be accepted electronically by clikcing on the red link below. This one-time signature must be completed before taking part in any clinic, play day or activity valid through 12/31/20.

GSGA Adaptive Golf COVID-19 Release, Waiver and Covenant Not to Sue

What to Expect at a GSGA Adaptive Golf Event in 2020

ATTENTION ALL MILITARY / VETERANS & FAMILY OF
COLUMBUS AND SAVANNAH

Columbus - FREE to Military / Veterans Program

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Click here to RSVP

Oxbow Creek Golf Course (3491 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus, GA 31903)
EVERY THURSDAY - September 3 through October 1
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
JOIN US THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 for a complimentary golf clinic 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on the range followed by a play day event. Team pairings will be arranged at 10:30am before the 10:45am start time. RSVP to join us or any questions to Lead Coach Jim Arendt, PGA: jima@columbusga.org

Savannah - FREE to Military / Veterans Program

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Henderson Golf Club (1 Al Henderson Drive, Savannah, GA 31419)
EVERY THURSDAY - September 3 through October 1
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
JOIN US THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 for a "SKILLS CHALLENGE" golf clinic 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the practice area followed by prizes-awards and group photo wearing masks and your new light blue MVAG-GSGA shirts. RSVP to join us or any questions to Coach/Veteran Mentor, Walter Baker: wbaker3676@aol.com 

Schedule

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

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

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Adaptive Golf North Central Georgia
3rd Wednesday of each month
Achasta Golf Club (639 Birch River Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533)
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. April thru October
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. November thru March

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Adaptive Golf North Atlanta
*For October join us on Wednesday, October 28!
Country Club of the South (4100 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022) from 10 a.m. to noon.
(DIFFERENT SITE than our regularly scheduled North Atlanta home course of RiverPines)
Limited space - RSVP's are required as with all our clinics
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. April thru October
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. November thru March

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Adaptive Golf Augusta
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
Wedges & Woods (3731 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30909
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Year-round

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Adaptive Golf Savannah
1st Saturday of each month
Crosswinds Golf Club (232 James B. Blackburn Drive, Savannah, GA 31408)
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Year-round
**NOTE: October 2020 we will host this clinic on Saturday, October 10.

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Adaptive Golf Valdosta
3rd Wednesday of each month
**NOTE: This community clinic plans to start up again in a few months. Please email: dwindsor@gsga.org with any inquiries.
Stone Creek Golf Club (4553 Greenway Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602)
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Year-round

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ALL CLINICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - Please be sure to RSVP 24 hours in advance to attend your specified clinic location in order to be notified of any changes.

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
Crosswinds Golf Club, Savannah
Henderson Golf Club, Savannah
Maple Ridge Golf Club, Columbus
Oxbow Creek Golf Course, Columbus
Riverview Golf Course, Dublin

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.