In 2010, Fred Corcoran established the Northeast Accessible Golf Association, a 501(c)(3), with the help of three friends: Mr. William McMahon, a totally blind golfer who has competed nationally and internationally in over 20 competitions, Mr. Jerry Donovan, an L6 quadriplegic, whose average fairway drive tops 170 yards, and Mr. Bob Beach, the head PGA golf professional at Braintree Municipal Golf Course and two time winner of the NEPGA Chapter Teacher of the Year award. The mission was simple: To promote accessibility within the game of golf for individuals facing physical and emotional challenges.
Since our founding, we have worked tirelessly to expand our programming to reach more people and bring the therapeutic experience of golf to everyone who can benefit. Through our flagship program, Golf for All, we hold year round clinics and reach hundreds of people with diverse challenges. We have assembled a board of directors that includes leaders in accessible sports, medicine, business and finance, veteran affairs, and golf.
We are proud to work with world class partners as we bring our message of hope to our participants and their loved ones. We look forward to continuing to build a history for our organization and a future for our participants.