Owned and operated by the Northern Ohio Golf Association Charities & Foundation
The Return To Golf program, operated and funded by the Northern Ohio Golf Association Charities & Foundation, is a highly successful rehabilitation-based fitness program for golfers with disabilities. In 2002, Return To Golf began with the simple goal of using the game of golf as a means to help disabled golfers become more active, both on and off the course. Learn more at returntogolf.org or complete the "Request Information" form (right).
To date, Return To Golf has served more than 250 participants and is constantly growing. Participants vary by age and golfing experience. These individuals represent a broad range of physical disabilities including stroke survivors, amputees, traumatic brain injuries, blindness, arthritis, cerebral palsy and more. Local organizations like Youth Challenge, Veterans Hospital, Cleveland Sight Center and Hanson House also utilize the Return To Golf facilities.
Return To Golf participants have the opportunity to participate in weekly golf activities, including PGA Professional instruction and the Return To Golf league. Through a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, each session participants have access to a physical therapist. This golf-rehabilitation improves their golf game, but more importantly, maximizes their ability to perform the activities of daily living we take for granted.
Today, the Return To Golf program is flourishing beyond expectations. In 2011, Return To Golf participants played more than 1,200 rounds of golf at the North Olmsted Golf Club. In 2012, the facilities were renovated to create a unique indoor enviroment that allows for year-round golf and wellness to occur in one location.
NOGA Charities & Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.