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MGA Adaptive Golf Program Updates

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (June 21, 2024) - The MGA has made adaptive golf a strategic priority for the association, and in 2024 launched programming that provides opportunities for individuals with physical, intellectual, and neurological impairments as part of its service offerings through the MGA Foundation.

Weekly Thursday Clinics with NJID at Topgolf Edison

Our partnership with the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities (NJID) continued to thrive in May with weekly Thursday clinics at Topgolf Edison. The NJID is one of the most significant developmental institutions in the New Jersey area, with more than 41 program sites and over 500 employees. The institute provides specialized care to all, from infants to adults; and every year, more than 1,500 people gain memberships and seek their assistance.

These clinics have become a highlight of our adaptive program, consistently attracting 15 weekly participants, including one seated golfer. The positive feedback from participants has been overwhelming. The clinics cover various aspects of the golf game, each focusing on different skills. We taught full swings, drivers, aiming, alignment, and chipping in May. Working with a seated golfer has been particularly rewarding, showcasing our commitment to making golf accessible to everyone, regardless of their physical abilities.


Weekly Wednesday Clinics with Arc of Westchester at Mohansic Golf Course

Our collaboration with Arc of Westchester also saw tremendous success in May, with weekly Wednesday clinics held at Mohansic Golf Course in Yorktown Heights. The participants from the Arc of Westchester have shown great enthusiasm and progress, learning new golf skills while enjoying the inclusive and supportive environment. The Arc of Westchester is the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families.

Acquisition of a SoloRider Golf Cart

One of the significant milestones for the MGA Adaptive Golf Program in May was the acquisition of a SoloRider golf cart, generously donated by the JDJ Foundation. This specialized golf cart is designed to allow individuals with mobility impairments to enjoy the game of golf. The SoloRider cart will enable participants to navigate the course independently, enhancing their overall golfing experience. This addition will undoubtedly broaden the reach of our adaptive golf program, allowing more individuals to participate in and enjoy the sport.

Building Partnerships and Expanding Outreach

In addition to our regular clinics, May was a month of strategic planning and partnership building, including ways to explore potential collaborations to enhance our adaptive golf program further. Potential areas of collaboration include injury prevention techniques, event coverage, and providing expert insights on nutrition and stretching. This partnership promises to bring valuable resources and expertise to our program, benefiting our participants greatly.

Looking Ahead

As we move forward, the MGA Adaptive Golf Program remains committed to expanding our reach and improving the quality of our offerings. The upcoming arrival of the SoloRider cart and the continued success of our clinics with NJID and Arc of Westchester are testaments to our dedication. We look forward to seeing these initiatives' positive impact on our participants' lives, providing them with opportunities to enjoy and excel in golf. Our focus on inclusivity and accessibility ensures that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can experience the joy and benefits of golf.

– Ryan Kayton, MGA Manager of Adaptive Golf

To learn more or get involved with the MGA’s Adaptive Golf Program contact Ryan Kayton at

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