Golf for the Disabled

People with disabilities in the Sacramento region are fortunate to have some of the finest disability programs in Northern California.

Saving Strokes

American Heart Association
Selinda Shontz, R.D., Senior Director of Stroke Programs
2007 “O” Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Phone: 916-446-6505
Fax: 916-446-6744
Website: www.americanheart.org

Saving Strokes is a one-day event geared toward improving strength, flexibility, and balance. Saving Strokes also offers: Blood Pressure Screenings, Physical Therapy Assessments, One-on-One Instruction with a Golf Pro, Adaptive Equipment for Golf and a Caregiver’s “Comfort Green” with Massage, Make-overs and more.

View the Saving Strokes Informational Video

Fore Golf Sacramento

Disabled Sports USA Far West
6060 Sunrise Vista Drive
Suite 2540
Citrus Heights, California 95610

Phone: 916-722-6447
Fax: 916-722-2627
Website: www.dsusafw.org

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, you will find a place with Fore Golf if you are disabled or want to volunteer. Clinics include: golf-ready assessments and hands-on group lessons. PGA and LPGA professionals provide instruction. Fore Golf Sacramento is a wonderful rehab tool. The program is eight weeks in length which includes a pre-assessment, six-weeks of lessons, and a post-assessment. Adaptive equipment is available.

Any individual, age 9 or older, with a disability or medical condition that compromises their ability to play golf may participate in this program.

Volunteers & Mentors
Spouses, family members, friends, caregivers or therapists who want to participate in the instruction process with individual with disability should call 916-722-6447.

California Eages “Special Olympics” Program

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
4427 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95822

Phone: 916-455-7888
Fax: 916-455-7878
Website: www.tftgs.org

The California Eagle program is held every Tuesday night at 5:30 PM between mid April and mid September at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex and on Wednesday nights at the William Land Golf Course. This group is made up of “Special Olympic” Golfers with Down’s Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy. This program began in 1985 and participants in the program have earned a gold and a bronze medal in the World Special Olympic’s Golf Games held at Duke University by the PGA of America.

Swing for the Blind

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
Shaun Barnes, William Land Golf Course,
1702 Sutterville Road
Sacramento, CA 95822

Phone: 916-277-1207
Fax: 916-277-1216
Website: www.tftgs.org

The Swing for the Blind Program has been in existence for over 25 years. The program is for individuals who are blind or legally blind.

Western Amputee Golf Association (WAGA)

Contact Ross Martin at 916-427-0559 or by email at r.martino@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.wagagolf.org

The Western Amputee Golf Association was founded to help amputees and other people with physical disabilities build a sense of personal pride and confidence. They host several tournaments throughout the region and the United States.

Did you know? The City of Sacramento Golf Courses rent special single rider carts for the disabled community? Please call any of the City of Sacramento Golf Courses in advance to reserve one – the amount of carts is limited.