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Amputee Golf Association Now Welcomes Players with all Disabilities
The National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA) has announced that its Board of Trustees decided to include a division for men and women with disabilities - other than a major joint amputation - to be able to compete in the annual NAGA National Championship for golfers of any age, as well as the Senior National Championship for players over 50.
NAGA executive director Bob Wilson said of the change: "We are excited to provide an opportunity for people with other kinds of disabilities, to join our competition. Many of the folks we are reaching out to have supported the NAGA for years.
"Those who wish to participate in the competitions may do so by becoming an Associate Member. The annual cost will be $25 - payable by check or through the entry form - at www.nagagolf.org/invites/membership," Wilson noted. "This is a great opportunity to have associates join with us and experience the competition directly."
The NAGA, founded in 1954, serves men and women who have lost one or more limbs at a major joint to amputation. Its mission is to promote the well-being of its membership through golf. The NAGA also runs a "First Swing" program that provides train-the-trainer assistance to health care and golf professionals who want to use golf as a rehabilitative tool for people with a wide range of disabilities. "Learn to Golf Clinics" are conducted for those who want to learn or relearn the game.
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