Sticks for Kids/GAIN(tm) – Inclusive Golf Training Scheduled

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) and the Golf Course Builder’s Association of America (GCBAA) are holding a joint workshop August 29-30, 2011 that will empower golf professionals, therapeutic and recreation specialists, and interested individuals with the knowledge and tools to teach the game of golf to individuals with disabilities and subsequently operate accessible and inclusive golf programs.

The GCBAA Foundation is hosting the workshop at Highlands Golf Course, Lincoln, NE. The course recently hosted the 2010 Summer Special Olympics Golf Tournament .

The workshop will be presented by the Alliance’s Golf: Accessible and Inclusive Networks (GAINTM) specialists Gary Robb and Judith Alvarez. This dynamic team brings many years of golf and inclusive training knowledge. Gary Robb is the recently retired Executive Director of the National Center on Accessibility at Indiana University. Mr. Robb was also an Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Park Administration, School of HPER at Indiana University, a past president of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society and a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Recreation and Park Association.

LPGA/PGA Professional Judith Alvarez has more than 30 years of experience in the golf industry including the design and implementation of first-class instructional programs for students of all skill levels. Ms. Alvarez is currently a PGA of America Military National Golf trainer with the Wounded Warrior Project and golf instructor with Mariner Sands CC in Stuart, Florida.

Below are more details about the workshop:

Sticks for Kids/GAIN … A Golf Training Program
Who Should Attend: Teaching and Rehabilitation Professionals, LPGA/PGA Teaching Professionals and Rehabilitation Specialists … CEU’s applied
When: August 29-30, 2011
Where: Highlands Golf Course
Registration Fee: $50
Hosted by Golf Course Builders Association of America Foundation
Presented by The National Alliance for Accessible Golf ~ GAIN® Golf Specialists

The two exciting half-days of education will include classroom and hands-on opportunities for which continuing education credits will be available for LPGA/PGA Teaching Professionals; ATRA credits pending.

This must-attend event will be a vital tool for your golf, physical education or rehabilitation programs. Event and Registration details are available at

About the Alliance
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, rehabilitation specialists and the public. For more information about Alliance programs, please visit

About the GCBAA and the GCBAA Foundation
The Golf Course Builders Association of America is a non-profit trade association of the world’s foremost golf course builders and leading suppliers to the golf course construction industry. It was founded in the early 1970s and its members represent all segments of the golf course industry. The GCBAA Foundation is the charitable arm of the GCBAA and a separate, 501(c)(3) organization. The GCBAA’s national executive office is located in Lincoln, Neb. For more information, visit or call 402-476-4444.

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