Sixty golfers will swing into action at the inaugural Georgia State Golf Association Adaptive Golf Championship next week at the Bobby Jones Golf Course.

The championship, which will be held Oct. 22-24, is a part of the golf course’s recent efforts to make the sport more accessible to those with disabilities. Adaptive golf helps those with physical or cognitive disabilities find the best techniques to play the sport.

Golfers will have practice rounds 9 a. m. Tuesday followed by an opening ceremony at Capital City Club in Brookhaven. The first round of the championship starts at 8 a.m. Wednesday followed by a post-round player reception. The final round will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday followed by the trophy presentation.

The event is open to the public and all proceeds from the tournament will benefit the adaptive golf program.

“This championship brings in some of the best talent from around the world and coincides with our commitment to making the game of golf accessible to all,” Bobby Jones Golf Course general manager Brian Conley said in a statement.

The course is home to the Georgia State Golf Association’s adaptive golf program and hosts two free adaptive golf clinics each month with the GSGA and Shepherd Center. The course’s instructional staff is also trained in adaptive golf and can instruct players during the monthly clinics.

Future plans for the course’s adaptive golf program include having a small fleet of adaptive golf carts so golfers can play the course at their convenience. The golf couse will also build comfort stations and install a covered awning at the North Tee of the PGA TOUR Superstore Practice Facility.

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