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Game for all abilities: Boeing Classic clinic helps anyone learn to love golf

North Bend resident Ed Wilson readies a shot during the Boeing Classic Adaptive Golf Clinic. Wilson, who lost a hand in a recycling truck accident, now helps others try the sport. - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
North Bend resident Ed Wilson readies a shot during the Boeing Classic Adaptive Golf Clinic. Wilson, who lost a hand in a recycling truck accident, now helps others try the sport.
— image credit: Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

Opportunity is teed up for individuals with a disability who have wanted to play golf but felt they were unable.

Their opportunity is the fourth annual Boeing Classic Adaptive Golf Clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Registration is free and the deadline is Friday, Aug. 9.

The program strives to bring the game of golf to people with any type of disability.

The Adaptive Golf Clinic, sponsored by the Boeing Classic and the Virginia Mason Medical Center Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, encourages golf as an excellent recreational and rehabilitation activity.

“For individuals with disabilities that have prevented or discouraged them from playing golf, this will be the day to change all that, by learning adaptive techniques and being introduced to innovative equipment by golf pros and therapists,” said Barbara Bond-Howard, a recreational therapist at Virginia Mason. “The exciting news is, yes, everyone can get into the swing of golf!”

Other sponsors of the Adaptive Golf Clinic include First Swing Clinic, National Amputee Golf Association, Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust Fund, Professional Golfers Association, and the Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association.

For more information or to register, call (206) 341-0561 or email barbara.bond-howard@vmmc.org before Aug. 9.

 

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