To promote the sport of golf as a vehicle for recreation, socialization, rehabilitation and positive mental health among children and young adults with special needs.
MiGA was formed to help those with disabilities learn or relearn the game of golf. Almost seven million mobility impaired individuals currently live in the United States. According to the National Center on Disability, approximately one in three individuals would golf if accessibility, independence, education and social-acceptance barriers were reduced.
Provide information, resources, education, social opportunities and advocacy that facilitate mobility-impaired golfers’ interest and entry into the sport. Note: PGA Professionals nationwide have made a commitment to help instruct individuals with disabilities. The PGA of America’s Play Golf America Web site (www.playgolfamerica.com) has a section designated to individuals with disabilities. There are databases available to find PGA Professional instructors, facilities, programs and tournaments for individuals with disabilities in any area by inserting a zip code.