I GOT THIS Foundation: Golf Academy

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I GOT THIS (IGT) FOUNDATION is a 501(C)(3) dedicated to delivering golf instruction and playing opportunities for people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. 

The IGT FOUNDATION was inspired by Amy Bockerstette, a disabilities advocate with Down syndrome who burst onto the scene when she parred the famed 16th hole of the 2019 WM Phoenix Open playing alongside PGA TOUR player and 2019 U.S. Open Champion, Gary Woodland.

The IGT Academy is the Foundation’s flagship program, as athletes ages 16 and up with intellectual disabilities enjoy a 4-week immersive introduction to golf experience, led by professional golf instructors. The specially designed curriculum, which serves to build confidence and a love for the game of golf, includes an introduction to golf basics; golf equipment; golf Instruction (drive, chip, putt), and much more. The culmination of the IGT Academy is a Skills Showcase where athletes have an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities alongside their playing partner, in front of family, friends and sponsors.

San Marcos is pleased to announce The I GOT THIS Foundation has partnered with Touchstone Golf and the Touchstone Golf Foundation for the national launch of the I GOT THIS Golf Academy.  The academy is the heart of the I GOT THIS mission to provide professional golf instruction to athletes with intellectual disabilities. The program consists of 10 hours of instruction over a five week period teaching grip, posture, stance, building motion as well as chipping, putting and driving the ball.

Touchstone Golf will host beginner I GOT THIS Golf Academies at San Marcos Golf Resort (AZ), Chula Vista Golf Course (CA), Lady Bird Johnson Municipal (TX), Stonebridge Golf Club of New Orleans (LA), Presidio Golf Course (CA), Colonial Park Golf Course (NM), Grey Rock Golf Club (TX), Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club(CA) and Applewood Golf Course (CO).

 We at San Marcos encourage anyone who knows an individual with Down Syndrome or an intellectual disability to sign up at their nearest course. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..