Facilities, professional staff, and membership provide playing opportunities for golfers with disabilities
DALLAS (January 28, 2020) – Arcis Golf has renewed its support of the United States Adaptive Golf Alliance, starting the new year with a financial contribution that allowed the USAGA to conduct a successful outreach campaign at the 2020 PGA Show in Orlando, Fla., and will provide additional resources at select Arcis Golf facilities around the country throughout this year.
The USAGA is a national coalition of 37 adaptive golf organizations with common goals and objectives, promoting and providing resources for athletes with disabilities nationwide. Last year, its member organizations provided adaptive golf to 36,000 individuals across the country annually, of which 26% were wounded veterans.
“Attending the PGA Show, to present disabled golf in a whole new light to the golf industry, has been invaluable and could not have been possible without the support of Arcis Golf the past three years,” said EQ Sylvester, Chairman, USAGA. “There are 20 million physically disabled people in the United States who want to play golf, and with the support of Arcis Golf, this is becoming a reality,” Sylvester added. The USAGA recently was recognized by the International Network of Golf (ING) with an Industry Honors Award for ‘Player Development.’
For the past three years, Arcis Golf has provided golf course access to adaptive golf programs. Around the country, PGA professionals within the Arcis Golf portfolio work with these golfers to build confidence in their games. Through the company’s ongoing support fundraising opportunities are implemented through Arcis Golf courses nationwide.
“The United States Adaptive Golf Alliance is an ideal partner that helps bring more people to the game of golf, as well as bring the game of golf to them,” said Blake Walker, founder and CEO of Dallas-based Arcis Golf. “Our company’s support of the USAGA gives these organizations a platform to build the connections necessary to continue to serve their communities.”
In 2020 Arcis Golf facilities will host adaptive golf clinics, as well as seminars on disabled golf. This year’s USAGA International Championship is to be played at Bear Creek Golf Club in the Dallas Fort Worth metro area, Oct. 20-22. Bear Creek features two 18-hole Ted Robinson layouts and is known as one of the area’s premier golf events venues.
This summer Arcis Golf’s Ruffled Feathers Golf Club will host “Para-Golf days” to deliver an adaptive golf experience for children with disabilities. The club partners with the Chicago-based Freedom Golf Association, which provided more than 9,450 golf lessons for para-golfers last year.
“Arcis Golf is proud to offer quality experiences, both on and off the course, on a daily basis to a broad spectrum of golfers, of all abilities and disabilities,” said Chris Crocker, Chief Marketing Officer, Arcis Golf. “And we are thrilled that so many Arcis Golf club members and guests have joined us at our various adaptive golf training programs around the country to learn about teaching others with disabilities.”
An industry leader in providing inventive direction and unrivaled lifestyle amenities that complement exceptional playing experiences, Arcis Golf focuses its resources on creating extraordinary experiences and forging emotional connections with members and guests.
Arcis Golf is reinventing the modern club experience, making it more relevant to the lifestyles of today’s consumer by customizing amenities and programs based on what its contemporary membership desires. The company is committed to enhancing service levels, amenities, and programming to further broaden the appeal for members and guests.
In six years, Arcis Golf has skyrocketed from a small start-up to the second-largest owner and operator of private, resort, and daily-fee clubs in the United States. The company’s portfolio features nearly 68 clubs and golf courses in 14 states, positioned in or near major metropolitan areas from coast-to-coast.
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About Arcis Golf
Recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, Arcis Golf is the premier operator of public and private golf clubs in the United States with a current portfolio of 65 properties in 14 states from coast to coast. An industry leader, providing dynamic direction and unrivaled amenities that complement diverse playing experiences, Arcis Golf is committed to reinventing the golf and country club lifestyle experience to a level of excellence that exceeds all expectations. Location: 4851 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Suite 600 Dallas, Texas 75244. Phone: (214) 722-6000. Website: www.arcisgolf.com
About United States Adaptive Golf Alliance:
Founded in 2014, the USAGA is a national alliance of 37-member adaptive golf organizations with common goals and objectives, promoting and providing resources for athletes with disabilities nationwide. In 2018, its member organizations provided adaptive golf to 36,000+ individuals across the country, of which 26% are wounded veterans. USAGA provides competitive pathways in disabled golf including basic instruction, ‘get out and play,‘ and national and international competitions for golfers with disabilities. For more information please visit: www.usaga.org.
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