Hole New World: Golf Course Managers Need to Take a Swing at Creating an Enjoyable Experience for Golfers With DisabilitiesBy Eleftheriou, Ted; Parks & Recreation,
Publication Date: May 2005
Article discusses ways in which golf course managers can make their facilities accessible to golfers with disabilities. For people who utilize mobility devices such as wheelchairs, scooters, or crutches, bringing golf clubs and equipment onto the facility is often difficult. Managers can offer accessible parking spaces close to the bag drop area, golf shop, locker room, or practice facility so that individuals who use mobility devices will only have to make one stop. The golf shop and other stores in the facility can be made accessible by widening aisles to 36 inches while allowing access to all merchandise. Displays should be kept low enough so that an individual using a wheelchair can access the top shelf, which prevents them having to ask for help to view a product. The height of the front counter should also be considered, as it should be low enough to allow people who use wheelchairs to conduct transactions. At the driving range, installing removable swivel seats would allow people who use wheelchair to slide onto these seats to hit balls. Another way golf courses can become more accessible is to have single-rider golf carts available, which can travel over a variety of surfaces.
Published by: National Recreation and Park Association (Website:http://www.nrpa.org)
National Recreation and Park Association (Web Site: http://www.nrpa.org )
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