Providing a great outdoor golf experience for people with all types and levels of disability since 2013
Changing the game
About the Adaptive Golf Program
The Adaptive Golf Program was created to bring the game of golf, and all its physical and social benefits to the disabled community in the Durango area. We started our program in 2013 with 4 eager participants and have grown to over 60 participants, with 450 individual lessons taught in 2019.
Our Program offers
- Our program is run entirely by volunteers, including a PGA Tour Pro, to help with individual and group instruction.
- We offer golf clubs for our participants to use as well as a Solo Rider for those with mobility issues.
- Our programming is free of charge to all participants
- Our participants will get to practice their skills on the driving range, chipping area, putting green, and a 100 yard practice hole.
Meet our founder
Andy Asmuth is a Colorado native who has been part of the Durango area for the past 19 years. He is very passionate about helping people with disabilities and knows first hand the life challenges of dealing with a disability. Andy started the Adaptive Golf Program in Durango because he saw the benefits that golf can bring to the adaptive community.
“Having suffered traumatic injuries in a car accident when I was 6 years old, and subsequently spending years in physical rehabilitation to regain my own personal independence… I developed a strong passion to help other disabled people explore their own goals
My passion is to offer a fun sporting activity and give our golfers the opportunity to exceed their own limitations and expectations… To use golf as a means to develop social interactions, life skills and independence for everyday life.”
– Andy Asmuth
I would like to commend you for planning, organizing and managing the “Adaptive Golf Program” here in Durango.
I personally have found it very stimulating to help people with health or mental issues enjoy the game of golf. It amazes me how talented they become in different areas of the game. I also enjoy watching everyone including the coaches/teachers having a great time interacting with each other and the generous hugs for executing a great shot. Kudos Andy for a great job!!!!”
PGA Life Time Pro