LEARN TO GOLF

The Learn to Golf program gives hospital patients throughout Texas with physical challenges a hands-on introduction to the game of golf. The program provides the tools and instruction needed for patients to participate in and reap the rehabilitative benefits of the game. Learn to Golf was launched in 1998 by the hospital’s Therapeutic Recreation department and was built upon the National Amputee Golf Association’s First Swing program.
 
Each year, hospital patients ages 6 and older from cities across Texas are invited to participate in Learn to Golf clinics. The clinics have been held in Dallas, Plano, Fort Worth, Austin, Waco, Longview, the Tyler area, Wichita Falls, Lubbock, Denison, Odessa, San Antonio, Lewisville and Grand Prairie. Patients receive specialized training from golf and allied health care professionals, a rule book and golf equipment, if needed. In addition, the hospital may assist patients in finding golf instructors in their area who provide junior golf lessons and programs.

Golf and allied health care professionals learn methods for teaching golf to patients with physical disabilities in the program’s Tee Up for Teaching seminars.

For more information, email learntogolf@tsrh.org.