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Sports Destination Management, March 1, 2024

National Alliance Accessible Golf Facility Certificate

By Mary Helen Sprecher - Between the PGA TOUR and LIV wars, bad behavior by drunken spectators at the Waste Management Open and Tiger’s breakup with Nike, golf is generating lots of ink these days, mostly for the wrong reasons. Here’s some great news, by contrast. More strides are being made to make the sport more accessible to those with mobility limitations and other challenges.

It’s all being driven by the National Alliance for Accessible Golf (the Alliance), which recently announced the launch of a self-assessment process to guide golf facilities toward recognition by the Alliance as an Accessible Golf Facility. Read More

So, A Customer Brings a Dog to the Golf Course ...

If you are curious if it is a Service Animal, there are only two questions you may ask the customer. Also, only dogs can be identified as "Service Animals." Learn more via "Micro-learning" lessons available on the Alliance Education Hub.

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Where are the Adaptive Golf Cars?

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Have You Incorporated Onboarding Training at Your Facility Yet?

Available via GAIN - the Golf Access and Inclusion Network™

It makes our day to see individuals taking advantage of the educational material freely available on the Alliance Education Hub via GAIN. Is your facility working to educate your staff on how to create mutually positive experiences for both your customers with disabilities AND your customer service staff across all departments? Leadership commitment and a well trained staff forms the basis of a welcoming and inclusive culture. Let us help you start or continue your access and inclusion efforts with this Onboarding Training Series via GAIN!

Thank you CMAA!

Las Vegas, NV, March 5, 2024 - Thank you CMAA for the opportunity to speak at the CMAA 2024 World Conference about creating accessible, inclusive and welcoming environments.

Big shout-out to Michelle Carrington, CMAA Director, Educational Resources and Virtual Learning for making all things possible!

CMAA support including Jeff Morgan, CEO and Melissa Low, Vice President, Communications and Advocacy (and an Alliance Board Member) contributes directly to educating the golf industry in support of our mission to increase the participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf.

The Masters is approaching, so here's a bit on Bobby Jones.

Bobby Jones

A Legacy Like No Other

By Rich O'Brien - Robert Tyre Jones Jr. was born March 17th, 1902. His father was a lawyer and the family owned property at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta where they would spend their summers.

As a young boy, Bobby battled health issues and was unable to eat solid food until the age of five. It is said that golf was prescribed as a way for him to grow stronger. Read More

Have You Started Your Facility Self-Assessment?

Learn how by reviewing this micro-learning lesson available on the Alliance Education Hub. Access the introduction HERE and begin the steps to be an

Alliance Recognized Accessible Golf Facility.

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf is the industry leader in inclusion— working to ensure the opportunity for all individuals with disabilities to play the game of golf and is represented by major golf, recreation and therapeutic organizations across the country.

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Thank you to our golf industry friends and supporters who contribute in so many ways to our mission of increasing participation of individuals with disabilities in the game of golf.

Please contact our Executive Director,, if you and/or your company are interested in helping us further enhance our educational and resource offerings as well as generating grant funds to distribute to programs across the country. 

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