May 29, 2020
In a Covid-19 update, MPGA is closely monitoring the new safety regulations of reopening the DCR golf courses. Please return for weekly current updates and scheduling golf outings!
Thank you to all our front line professionals providing help during this pandemic.
Challenge your disability by playing golf, it is fun!
(MPGA)Massachusetts Para-Golfers Association, Inc. is a sect. 501(c)(3) which promotes adaptive golf for players with impairments whether they are vision, arm or leg amputee, a loss of mobility, wounded veteran, paraplegic. USGA and R &A have empowered individual athletes to enjoy a embarrassment free, enjoyable round of recreational or competitive golf.
***Donors- effective on February 10, 2017 can deduct contributions made to us as a public charity under section 170 also 2055, 2106, or 2522 using fed id# 82-0632792 DLN: 17053165366037
In 1991, I was injured left eye blind and became a paraplegic. I tried to golf but quickly realized my seated manual wheelchair position was unsuitable to hand-propel me through the course, let alone permit me to strike the ball consistently with accuracy. It was ergonomically impossible!
In 2016, after my 25 year hiatus I heard about the adaptive golf carts, YMCA indoor winter golf clinic in Quincy, MA. and the Spaulding Sports Center, Rick adaptive golf PGA Professional brought my stance and swing back, so now, I am playing golf!
August 1, 2016 with my one-armed golf swing, left eye blind, paraplegic, I aced hole 5, 151 yards at the Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course, Weston, MA. This is a World's First!