Our Mission

Inspiring hope and enhancing the health and well-being of people with physical disabilities through adaptive fitness and recreation.


Our Facilities

Fully-accessible campus of the Wharton Center at North Olmsted Golf Club featuring a 9-hole executive length golf course, driving range, indoor golf learning center and adaptive fitness center.

Our Program

The Turn offers innovative programs combining functional fitness training and adaptive recreation to help people with physical disabilities improve balance, coordination, muscle strength and, most importantly, self-esteem.

"The Turn was one of the most important factors in my father’s ability to live a full and active life. We hope to encourage and support others to experience the same joy.”


Changing Course. Improving Life.

The Turn is provided as part of individual or group program sessions.  Weekly programming is conducted year round (45 weeks per year) on the campus of the Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club.

Functional Fitness

Specialized training from our team fitness-oriented physical therapists and athletic trainers, in addition to support staff from the Cleveland Clinic’s Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy department


Adaptive Recreation

Our talented team of PGA professionals provide specialized instruction to help participants overcome physical challenges and improve their abilities both on and off the course

Interested in Participating in the Program?

Contact Shellie McQuaid at 440-686-1074 (ext. 210) or email smcquaid@jointheturn.org.

Colin Smith Receives 2022 Player of the Year Award

Courage. Perseverance. Commitment.  Resilience. Toughness. Like so many of our Turn Members, our 2022 Player of the Year has displayed these characteristics as a member of The Turn, but equally important, is that our Player of the Year has been committed to these ideals well before joining The Turn. Watch Video: https://youtu.be/_XkQEk9Mvy4

“Friends are the Family You Choose.” The Turn has its 16th Join The Turn Outing

As the saying goes, “friends are the family you choose”. At the annual Join The Turn Outing, nothing could be more true or apparent. As the members come out for a day of golf, food, fun and comradery, it is clear that this...

The Turn Competes in Inaugural Firestone Junior Cup

By Justin Golba, USGA, P.J. Boatwright Intern AKRON, OHIO - On Wednesday, the Northern Ohio PGA, Firestone Country Club and the PGA Champions Tour conducted the Inaugural Firestone Junior Cup. Thanks to the event, 80 junior...

Annual Meeting & Open House

Annual Meeting & Open House Wednesday, June 9Wharton Center(One Golfview Lane, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070)4:00 - 6:00 p.m. We invite you to join us for this complimentary event, as we celebrate The Turn's and the completion...

Elaine Wolan Named 2020 Player of the Year

When Elaine Wolan arrived at The Turn® for the 15th Annual Join The Turn® Outing, she knew her day would be filled with the friendship and camaraderie.  Little did she know, that by the end of the day her email inbox would be...

Beating the Odds and Making “The Turn”

This article originally appeared in the October issue of PGA Magazine and has been reprinted with permission. The story of 12-year-old Vinny Mercurio’s healing journey from hemorrhagic stroke to PGA Jr. League teammate. By...


We write to provide an update related to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio. To be clear, while there are currently no cases amongst our program members or our staff, we continue to...


Be one of the first to experience the NEW Topgolf in Cleveland! The Turn, in partnership with the Northern Ohio Golf Association (NOGA), has reserved the entire third floor of the new Topgolf facility in Independence...

The Turn Piece by Channel 5 WEWS Given National Award

There are many ways people can deal with challenges in their lives. They can ignore the realities, or they can break through the bars of their new environment. We found people from one local program who are not rolling over in...

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