USGA President Support

Trey Holland, President of the United States Golf Association, reports that the USGA is taking a lead role in supporting accessibility, creating a Resource Center for Golfers with Disabilites.

"From: Trey Holland
To: 'Roger A Pretekin'
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 1:46 PM
Subject: RE: Single Rider Golf Cars

Hi, Roger.

I agree wholeheartedly that the USGA should participate in making golf less exclusionary for individuals with disabilities. To that end, we have launched our Resource Center for Golfers with Disabilities. This program will be overseen by the USGA Foundation and has the support of the entire breadth of the golf industry. We are taking a lead role in the upcoming Alliance meeting, an initiative which will hopefully translate into getting individuals with disabilities onto the golf course, not just hitting balls on a range. We are likely going to give favorable consideration to a grant request this summer which will also help increase active participation within this community. And the list goes on, so stay tuned and stay in touch. It should be exciting to watch this process evolve.

Best,

Trey"

The USGA has created a free booklet "From Bag Drop to 19th Hole", available free to course operators. Contact the USGA to obtain a copy