7 Year Old Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Patient Participates in Learn to Golf Clinic For Children with Physical Challenges

October 10, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients participated in a Learn to Golf clinic at Leonard Golf Links in Fort Worth, Texas on September 29, 2007. The clinic is 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 Fort Worth resident Kaitlyn Jeter, age 7, participated in the Learn to Golf clinic. Kaitlyn has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since she was 4 months old. Kaitlyn was born with amniotic band syndrome (ABS), affecting her foot and hand. ABS is a congenital condition, which constricts the growth of extremities including arms, legs and fingers. This will be Kaitlyn’s second Learn to Golf clinic. In addition to golf, Kaitlyn enjoys playing the piano and violin, cheerleading, basketball and soccer.

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 was the fifth Learn to Golf Program event at Leonard Golf Links.

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.