Free adaptive golf clinic set for Vienna

Photo Provided Golfer Brian Hyson works with Allison Barnett, physical therapist.

VIENNA — Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics will host a free golf clinic for rehab personnel and community members with limb loss and other physical challenges on May 17 at Parkersburg Country Club.

First Swing Learn to Golf, a program of the National Amputee Golf Association, will offer a morning session at 9 a.m. for area therapists (PTs, OTs, RTs), golf teaching pros and anyone with an interest in adaptive recreation.

The clinic will include classroom instruction and hands-on driving range work. Continuing education credits and PGA points may apply.

Balance, grip, range of motion, adaptive equipment and techniques will be part of the day’s instruction.

Lunch will be provided. Morning attendees are asked to stay for the afternoon clinic session when the clinic participants will learn how to golf or how to return to the game of golf.

Photo Provided Don Zommer, professional adaptive golf instructor from the National Amputee Golf Association, provides instruction to Zach at a First Swing clinic.

Community members with limb loss and other physical challenges will work on the golf range in the afternoon session, beginning at 1 p.m., with the rehab personnel, golf coaches and professional adaptive golf instructors. No golf experience is necessary.

Instruction will be provided by Don Zommer, a NAGA First Swing instructor. Online registration is required and available for the morning and afternoon sessions at MillerPO.com or by contacting Nancy Miller at NancyMiller@MillerPO.com or at 740-421-4211.

Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics, with offices in Belpre and Parkersburg, is bringing in experts from two national groups to provide education for this event: The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation and the National Amputee Golf Association.

First Swing is a chance for Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics to give back to their community, their patients and their referrals sources with top quality adaptive recreation and education, said Nancy Miller.


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