"When I first became disabled, all I could think about was what I couldn’t do. Hines [VA Medical Center] and golf have taught me to focus on my abilities, not my disabilities."
- 2022 Veteran Participant
The Mission of the National Disabled Veterans Golf Clinic is to provide an adaptive golf and rehabilitation program for Veterans with a qualifying disability. Provision of this program serves to engage and invigorate Veterans to directly improve their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
All the activities offered by the NDVGC office will give Veterans an opportunity to develop new skills, strengthen their self-esteem, and expand fellowship and camaraderie among the participants. The event provides eligible Veterans with an opportunity to participate in therapeutic adaptive sporting and other recreational activities; which demonstrates that having a visual impairment or physical disability is a conquerable obstacle to an active, fulfilling and rewarding life.
Qualifying disabilities include:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
Limb-loss or amputations
CVA with Residual
Common disabilities that do not qualify include:
Degenerative Joint Disease
Low Back Pain
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
All disabilities are subject to review the by National Disabled Veterans Golf medical director and program director. If you have any questions related to qualifying disabilities please contact Nick Beelner at (319) 358-5963 or Nicholas.Beelner@va.gov.
Please click the button below to access the application. The application needs to be completed and submitted to the NDVGC Office per the instructions in the application.