The innovative golf program started in 2013, in collaboration with The First Tee ® and PGA REACH. Infused with evidence-based practices for teaching golf to people with ASD, Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf is designed to build self-esteem and confidence in a fun, welcoming and supportive environment; encouraging participants to learn golf skills while practicing specific autism learning concepts including communication, emotional regulation, motor and social skills.
Participants will learn and practice foundational motor skills through fun athletic games and golf activities while practicing social/communication skills in each class.
Fall Schedule runs September 11 – October 19 and October 29 – December 13. Last day to register is August 23.
Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:30-3:15 p.m. (Ages 18+)
3:15-4:00 p.m. (Ages 11-17)
4:15-5:00 p.m. (Ages 6-10)
Fee: 12 classes each 6-week session | $60 ($5/class thanks to funding from a grant!)
Instructor: The First Tee of the Palm Beaches is the service provider
Resource Center for Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf
Ernie Els #GameOn Autism™ Golf manual is now available for instructors, schools, and other autism organizations to integrate into their own curriculum. Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Program is specially designed so that participants learn efficiently and practice effectively to achieve their individual golf successes.
To find out more or to become an Official Program Provider:
Contact: Kelley Coutts
Ernie Els #GameOn Autism Golf Program is funded in part by the Florida Junior Golf Council.