Golf in the United States: An Evolution of Accessibility.

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Parziale JR. Golf in the United States: An Evolution of Accessibility. PM R. 2014;6(9):825-827.
Golf affords physical and psychological benefits to persons who are physically challenged. Advances in adaptive technology, changes in golf course design, and rules modifications have enabled persons with neurological, musculoskeletal and other impairments to play golf at a recreational, elite amateur or professional level. The ADA has been cited in both federal and U.S. Supreme Court rulings that have improved access for physically challenged golfers. Medical specialties, including physiatry, have played an important role in this process. This article reviews the history of golf's improvements in accessibility and provides clinicians and physically challenged golfers with information that will facilitate participation in the sport.