Welcome to the Individuals with Disabilities Page

By Dennis Walters, PGA
Honorary Lifetime PGA Member

It is my pleasure to serve as host for this section of Play Golf America. As a lifelong golfer and someone with a disability, I am certain I can offer you a unique perspective on this great game. It is my hope that you too will want to experience the joy that the game of golf can bring to your life.

My dream was to play successfully on the PGA Tour. However, about 32 years ago I had an accident which left me paralyzed from the waist down. Needless to say it was looking like my dream was not going to be realized.

Dennis Walters with Benji Hogan

Nonetheless, my desire to become a professional golfer helped drive me to invent a swivel seat that is mounted on the passenger side of a golf cart. I have spent the last 30 years traveling the country encouraging others to reach for their dreams by telling my story and hitting a series of great golf shots with some pretty unusual clubs.

I use my program to invite all who are interested to give this great game a shot. I especially want to reach out to others with disabilities and show them that golf is a game that everyone can play.

Golf is a wonderful lifetime recreation and we all need recreation in our lives. It is a great way to spend time with family, with friends and also a great opportunity to make new friends in a nature friendly environment. I also believe that if you can accomplish something that you never thought was possible, like playing golf, the benefits reach far beyond the golf course and can have a positive influence in all other areas of a your life.

Remember, a golf experience is not just playing 18 holes. It is going out to the range to hit a bucket of balls or working on your putting at the practice green. Play Golf America offers programs that can be of tremendous opportunity for anyone with a disability to try the game of golf. I encourage all of you to explore the site and get started today. It’s definitely a lot of fun!

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