Alliance Updates Toolkits For Golfers And Course Owners/Operators
Alexandria, VA - June 25, 2012 - The National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) announces the update of its two signature resources, the Toolkit for Golfers and the Toolkit for Golf Course Owners/Operators. These toolkits further the mission of the Alliance to increase awareness of inclusion for individuals with disabilities into the game of golf. These resources provide guidance for golf courses, ranges and facilities and individuals interested in golf for people with disabilities.
The Toolkit for Golfers was developed collaboratively by the organizations represented on the Alliance, including the American Therapeutic Recreation Association and Indiana University, National Center on Accessibility. The Toolkit details golf adaptations for a wide range of disabilities; provides real-life success stories of individuals with disabilities; and lists a number of resources for persons interested in pursuing golf.
The Toolkit for Owners/Operators was designed to provide guidance to golf course owners and operators as they seek ways to make their golf courses more accessible to golfers with disabilities, specifically Title III that requires public accommodations, including golf courses, to provide goods and services to people with disabilities on an equal basis. This information has been updated to reflect the 2010 Accessibility guidelines which became effective March 15, 2012.
Both toolkits are available in PDF format and can be downloaded online at www.accessgolf.org/resources/index.cfm
The National Alliance for Accessible Golf is a charitable organization working to ensure the opportunity for all individuals to play the game of golf. The Alliance is represented by major golf organizations in the United States, organizations that provide services for people with disabilities and other advocates. Through GAIN™ (Golf: Accessible and Inclusive Networks) and other programs, the Alliance promotes inclusion and awareness to the golf industry, golf instructors, and the public. For more information about Alliance programs, please visit www.accessgolf.org.