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Adaptive Golf: Get Back into the Swing of Things

Posted by Living Well Team on May 16, 2016 1:55:04 PM

One of the many pleasures of living in the Lowcountry is our abundance of lush golf courses—lovely places to while away a Saturday afternoon with friends. However, for some this once-loved pastime may seem out of reach.

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Whether you’re recovering from a recent surgery or a stroke, are paralyzed, or have a disability, Steve Giammona, a physical therapist at BMH, wants to help you get back to the green. Every third Saturday of the month, Beaufort Memorial hosts an Adaptive Golf Clinic at the Legends of Parris Island.

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These sessions take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on the driving range. Civilians, veterans and active-duty military personnel are all invited to join the two-hour session and learn how to use adaptive techniques and tools to tee off and putt better than ever.

"We offer the opportunity to pair up with a PGA professional, a physical therapist and different volunteers to look at the equipment you’re using as well as your swing and what you’re doing in order to help get you back to playing golf,” Steve says.

“Afterwards, you can take what you’ve just learned and put it to use playing nine holes if you’re up to it,” he says. 

For more information or to register for the Adaptive Golf Clinic, contact Steve Giammona at (843) 522-5850. 

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