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Apr 04, 2024

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GAP announces new Adaptive Golf program

Can I play golf?

The answer is always yes. There are no limits.

| | GAP Adaptive Championship | No Limit Clinics | Spring 2023 GAP Magazine |

GAP (Golf Association of Philadelphia) announces GAP Adaptive, the Association’s suite of programs strategically designed for golfers with disabilities. The program, created to engage the Adaptive Golf community, offers instructional clinics and an adaptive championship. GAP also launched the website,, to serve as a clearinghouse for the Adaptive community.

The clinics, titled No Limit Clinics, feature expert Adaptive Golf instruction with necessary Adaptive Golf equipment provided. Participation in the clinics is free of charge and requires no golf experience. The GAP Adaptive Championship, a two-day competitive tournament open to all members of the Adaptive Golf community, will be contested Oct. 14 at Lookaway Golf Club and Oct. 15 at Doylestown Country Club. It is a World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD) event. Registration for the GAP Adaptive Championship opens April 15. The website,, provides an all-in-one resource for the entire Adaptive community, containing information for players, volunteers and anyone interested in learning more about the movement.

Adaptive Golf programming and competitions have attracted the spotlight of the golf community. In 2022, the USGA (United States Golf Association) conducted its inaugural U.S. Adaptive Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (No. 6).

“We’re extremely excited about creating opportunities for adaptive golfers in the region. Opening up access to the game for all people goes along with our mission. We can’t wait to bring new individuals into this great game,” GAP Assistant Executive Director Mario Machi said. “The No Limit Clinics are a pressure-free way for new or inexperienced golfers to get a chance to swing a club and learn. Our evolution over the past 127 years now includes opportunities for everyone; public golfers, juniors, women and now these inspiring adaptive athletes. We couldn’t be more proud of that.” 

Anna Kittelson is GAP’s Manager of Adaptive Golf. She interned with GAP’s Championship Department in 2023 with a focus on Adaptive Golf. Kittelson was named Manager in January. 

“I encourage you to come. It’s going to be fun,” Kittelson said. “The No Limit Clinics are going to be community building. GAP Adaptive is not just about the competitiveness of the sport, it’s more about the friendships and the community.”  

No Limit Clinics schedule:       

April 30Rolling Green Golf Club5:30-7 p.m.Register
May 21Golf Course at Glen Mills5:30-7 p.m.Register
May 24Cool Creek Golf Club4-5:30 p.m.Register
June 5Honeybrook Golf Club6-7:30 p.m. Register
June 12Steel Club5-6:30 p.m.Register
July 21Frosty Valley1-2:30 p.m.Register
July 30Lehigh Country Club5-6:30 p.m.Register
Aug. 19Glen Oak Country Club5-6:30 p.m.Register
Aug. 20Rolling Green Golf Club5:30-7 p.m.Register
Sept. 10Valley Country Club5-6:30 p.m.Register
Sept. 24Lancaster Country Club3-4:30 p.m. Register

Registration for the GAP Adaptive Championship is available here. 

In 2023, GAP Magazine highlighted Adaptive Golf in its spring issue.     

For more information regarding GAP Adaptive, visit the GAP Adaptive website at Questions can be directed to Kittelson at


Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The organization’s 345 Member Clubs and 110,000 individual members are spread across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

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