OPAF and the First Clinics held a First Swing Learn to Golf Clinic on Saturday, April 26, at Vantage Point Golf Center, Cordova, Tennessee. The event, which was hosted by CFI Prosthetics-Orthotics, Memphis, Tennessee, drew more than 75 participants, family, friends, and therapists and received coverage from three local television stations.
The morning session was for area therapists, practitioners, and golf instructors who were interested in adaptive golf and recreation. They were schooled in both equipment and techniques for golf instruction for those with physical challenges. They were also offered the chance to face some of those same challenges by hitting a golf ball from a seated position, with one hand, or while standing on one leg. More than a dozen therapists were part of the morning instruction led by National Amputee Golf First Swing Instructor Don Zommer and assisted by Vantage Point’s owner, Brittany Thompson.