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MGA Foundation Concludes Clinic Series with the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (May 30, 2024) - The MGA hosted a four-week clinic series in collaboration with the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities, with goals to teach the basic skills of golf and provide a fun experience. All four clinics took place at Topgolf In Edison, N.J., with the last clinic taking place on Thursday.

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The New Jersey Institute for Disabilities 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.

At the clinic, participants learned about the golf swing and fundamentals and became more familiar with the game. Participants were encouraged to ask questions as well, which grew their knowledge and understanding. When asked about the players’ growing experience over the four weeks, MGA Manager of Adaptive Golf, Ryan Kayton, stated that they were “asking great questions, starting the process of learning a beautiful game. I am really excited to see them progress and become better players over time, hopefully competing in tournaments in the future.”

Not only did players learn the basics of golf, but learned them in fun and creative ways. The participants were able to play an array of mini-games and activities with different objectives that challenge the various skills required to be a well-rounded golfer. At Topgolf, color-coded area zones, flags, and digital tracking technology are used to create these games and provide an enhanced golf experience.

“I think one of their favorites was being able to hit, but also angry birds, a very popular game,” said Kayton of the games. “Just seeing the animation while hitting the golf ball and taking down the pigs was something really good to see.”

Most importantly, the participants made cherished memories and developed strong bonds with one another that extend beyond the range. Over the weeks, Kayton noticed that, “the participants gained not only a deeper connection with themselves, but a deeper connection with others.” The experience allowed the players to learn the game but learn more about themselves, others, and the community.

The MGA looks forward to working with NJID in the future and providing its community with more golf experiences. To learn more about the MGA’s adaptive golf initiative, contact Ryan Kayton at

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