Our Mission

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


Our Facilities

The campus of the Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club is a state-of-the-art facility with a functional fitness center, indoor practice facility and 9-hole executive golf course offering adaptive accessibility equipment

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 free of charge, either 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.

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Herb Werner Named 2019 Player-Of-The-Year

At the 14th Annual Join The Turn Outing, Herb Werner, a 5-year member of The Turn, was named the 2019 Player-of-the-Year.  Learn more about Herb's story here.

The Turn Piece by Channel 5 WEWS Given National Award

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This past weekend, the Northern Ohio Golf Association family lost one of its long-time members and a truly important visionary. Robert A. Wharton passed away on Friday, March 15th at the age of 88. Many golfers knew Bob not only...

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(L to R: Frann Zverina, Barb Fitz, Kim Gardner, Gina Babinec and Denny Fitz) With great sadness, The Turn lost a very special member of its family, with the passing of Frann R. Zverina on October 19 at the young age of 66. ...

Kevin Gillespie Awarded The Turn Player of the Year

More than 200 of The Turn’s participants, their family and friends, donors, volunteers and staff gathered at the Wharton Center for the 13th Annual Join The Turn Outing.  The double shotgun event, celebrating the importance of...

The Turn featured on Ideastream WVIZ

Courtesy of ideastream By Timothy Dubravetz The author  H.S. Scrivener attributed a saying to friends of his named the Allens.... That "To play golf is to spoil an otherwise enjoyable walk." People laugh at the expression, but...
Individual Programming (By appointment only) @ Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Individual Programming (By appointment only) @ Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Individual Programming (By appointment only) @ Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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