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Resource Center for Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf

Golf Therapy

The Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf program is infused with evidence-based practices for teaching golf to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Participants learn golf skills while practicing specific autism learning concepts, including communication, emotional regulation, motor, and social skills.

The goal of the program is for participants to achieve their individual golf successes, build confidence and self-esteem, in a fun, welcoming and supportive environment.

Learn More About the Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Program

Webinar How to Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf

By Jen Hong, Golf Challenge Development Manager, Els for Autism Foundation

How to Become an Offical Program Provider

Are you passionate about bringing the Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Program to your community? The Foundation offers various opportunities to become an Official Program Provider. In order to become an Official Program Provider, you must first complete a full-day, hands-on instructional clinic.

View more information about the hands-on clinic and becoming an Official Program Provider

For more information and to become an Official Program Provider, contact:
Kimberly Watterson-Rivieccio, Ed.D, Global Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 561-320-9491

Online Training Course for the Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Program 

Welcome to the Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Curriculum course.  The five online modules included in the course will help teach the fundamentals of golf training for people with ASD.

Please note that completing these modules does not make you an Official Program Provider. A hands-on clinic is also required. This resource may be used for current providers to onboard new staff who will deliver the program on their site.

If you are taking this training for the first time, you will need to click on the link above and register.

You must view the entire module and pass a short quiz before proceeding onto the next module. Upon completion of the course, you will be granted access to all curriculum materials in the library. Please email Kimberly Watterson-Rivieccio at to verify completion and receive a certificate.

*Please note: During the duration of the course, if you have already reviewed some of the content and you receive a “Review Mode” notification, this is not a cause for alarm.  You will still able to complete the course.

The training course has been created in Adobe Connect. Adobe Connect content is best viewed in Internet Explorer and requires Adobe Flash.

Library for Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf
Available to Official Program Providers (in the U.S.) only

List of National and International Official Program Providers


Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Clinics

Baltimore Country Club

Duke University Golf Club

Harbour Town Golf Links

Liberty National Golf Club