Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics held a great event with two National Groups: the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) and the National Amputee Golf Association (AGA). Amputees and Therapists from all around the community joined us at the Parkersburg Country Club on May 17, 2019 to hit the driving range and learn to golf.
In the morning, we met with physical therapists and golf coaches to go over the activities for the day. Teaching someone to play a new sport or participate in a new activity can be a challenge in its own, but if that person has physical challenges to overcome to participate, how do you teach them?
This is where the pros come in. Before we met with our friends and patients with limb loss or other physical disabilities, we had our instructors give some helpful tips to the therapists and coaches. The pros from the National Amputee Golf Association, Don Zommer and John Benway, know all the tricks to help anyone get out on the golf course.
After some time with the instructors in the morning, our therapists and coaches were met by our golfers at noon for a group lunch. After everyone had a wonderful meal, we were all ready to hit the driving range!
The afternoon session from 1:00-3:00 was for amputees or physically challenged community members to work with the newly trained therapists and golf coaches on learning to golf or improving their swing.
Golf education for Amputees and those with physical challenges
We were blessed with an absolutely beautiful afternoon on the range, and had a great turnout of golfers and instructors. There was notable improvement in many golfers and plenty of smiles across the course. If you were not able to join us on this day, but would like to attend events like this in the future, follow us on Facebook to keep up with everything we have to offer.
Check out some pictures from this awesome event below.