What started in 2013 as a student leadership project...
Has grown in scope and now needs your help to continue the good work. Children of all ages with varying disabilities are understanding the therapeutic benefits of learning the game of golf.
Every year, Full Swing Golf RI partners children with disabilities (ages 3-21) with golf pros, physical therapists, and other professionals to teach them the game of golf. We are hosted by Button Hole Golf Course, a handicap and wheelchair accessible course in Rhode Island.
The children learn the mechanics related to their challenges, the correct approach for them, and they receive personalized, one-on-one attention. The end result is that these children can have a brighter outlook for themselves, and, their future.
Children with various disabilities can have a hard time overcoming social stigmas. Golf gives children confidence and provides a recreational outlet to get them “back in the game”. Full Swing Golf RI has worked with children of varying abilities including children with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and many other diagnoses.
More than just an event: Full Swing Golf RI not only provides semi-annual golf events for children with disabilities, we also purchase adaptive equipment and provide funds to Full Swing participants as needed (i.e. to assist in the purchase of mobility equipment).
One of our biggest accomplishments thus far is acquiring our own Paramobile. It allows for individuals who are wheelchair bound to stand up and realize the full benefits of playing golf. We keep our Paramobile at Button Hole so that it is available for public use on a daily basis. Learn more about the Paramobile here!
Non-Discrimination Policy: Full Swing Golf RI does not, by policy or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.