Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Patient Participate in Learn to Golf Clinic

September 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients participated in a Learn to Golf clinic in Lubbock, Texas on August 18 taught by allied healthcare and golf professionals specially trained to teach children with physical challenges. Junior golfers learned about golf safety, etiquette, driving, chipping and putting.

TSRHC patient and Lubbock resident Brady Sparkman, age 8, participated in the Learn to Golf clinic. Brady, a patient since 2002, is treated at the hospital for hemiplegia, a condition that causes paralysis on one half of the body. The Learn to Golf Program has sparked an interest and love for the game of golf, which Brady now plays frequently. This is Brady’s second year to participate in the golf clinic. In addition to golf, Brady also enjoys karate, soccer, basketball and reading.

TSRHC’s Learn to Golf program is designed for patients with challenging physical conditions. The Learn to Golf program provides the tools and instruction needed for patients to participate in and reap the rehabilitative benefits of golf. There is no charge for patients to participate. This is the fifth Learn to Golf Program event in the Lubbock area.

Support for the Learn to Golf program is provided by the USGA, PGA and Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation, as well as many individuals and local businesses.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. There is no charge to patient families for treatment at the hospital, and admission is open to Texas children from birth to 18 years of age. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit http://www.tsrhc.org.