One of the main outreaches of the Strano Golf Academy and Director Rob Strano is the United States Deaf Golf
Camps which teach Deaf children all across the US how to play golf in American Sign Language. In 2014 the events
celebrated their 10 year anniversary of teaching thousands of Deaf youth the game of golf!
US Deaf Golf Camps Teaching Philosophy and Mission...
EXPANDING THE OPPORTUNITIES AND ENRICHING THE LIVES OF DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING INDIVIDUALS BY PROVIDING QUALITY GOLF INSTRUCTION IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR FUTURE ENJOYMENT, PERSONAL GROWTH AND UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES PLAYING THE GAME OF GOLF.
United States Deaf Golf Camps
In the spring of 2004 a bold plan was developed and implemented that would bring top quality golf education to deaf children all over the country completely in American Sign Language. The United States Deaf Golf Camps launched their first camp, the Southern Deaf Golf Camp, in Pensacola, FL at the Marcus Pointe Golf Club with 15 children in attendance. The enthusiasm and excitement of the golfers led to the rapid expansion of the plan for a nationwide system of events for deaf youth.
By the end of the 2005 schedule the camps will have introduced almost 300 deaf children to the game of golf at nine various sites. These camps teach deaf children the fundamentals of golf while also instilling in them the values inherent in the game. Each camp provides scholarships through corporate and private donations that allow each student to attend at no personal expense to them or their families.This gives unlimited access to the game to any deaf child interested in learning. Rob Strano is the lead instructor for the camps and has developed a "visual and feel" teaching program that feeds the positive learning methods of these new players...
The camps have gone to 29 cities all across the United States:
Atlanta, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Greenville, Hartford, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Jackson, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Mobile, Montgomery, Pensacola, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Salt Lake City, Sioux Falls, Springfield, St. Louis, Tucson, Washington DC
PGA and LPGA Tour professionals that have taken part in the USDGC clinics:
Webb Simpson, Jonathan Byrd, Joe Durant, Bill Haas, Ben Crane, Kevin Stadler, Woody Austin, Robert Garrigus, Mark Wilson, Nicolas Thompson, Two Gloves - Tommy Gainey, Stuart Appleby, Stan Utley, Rick Price, Chris Collins, Jeff Klauk, Jay Williamson, Scott McCarron, Cody Gribble, Wally Armstrong, Natalie Gulbis, Katie Futcher, Brittany Lincicome, Kris Tschetter, Paige MacKenzie and Katherine Hull.
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The biggest initiative of ASL GOLF is the Physical Education Golf (PEG) Program. Residential Deaf Schools always hope to bring new and exciting experiences to the students via their physical education programs. The “P.E.G” Program is designed to introduce the game of golf into the PE programs and meet the goal of offering a new opportunity never before offered to the deaf. UsingFREE special Sign Language instruction packages, and FREE SNAG golf equipment, this program partners with the comprehensive instruction package offered at the United States Deaf Golf Camps. These programs impact all students at every level teaching them:
Logical and Sequential Learning
Playing the Game
Life Training Applications