Do you have a golf lover in your midst who has been unable to pursue his or her passion for the game due to a physical challenge? Well, here's some good news about a program that's right in our backyard in North Olmsted.
Known as, Return
to Golf, (RTG) the program helps physically challenged adults and veterans
restore independence and improve their overall quality of life using the game
of golf as a recreational therapy.
a club atmosphere, this not-for-profit program includes:
- Clinics conducted year- round that include
physical therapy done in conjunction with a local hospital-based rehab provider.
- Weekly social gatherings that provide “Members” with an opportunity to participate
in a series of golf Contests/Challenges while socializing with other RTG
- Weekly open play
sessions which allow participants to utilize an OptiShot simulator in a
different fashion from the Challenges. The “Members” are able to play courses
of their choice that are loaded up on the simulator.
This is all provided in dedicated spaces. I have had firsthand
opportunities to talk with Members/participants, many of whom have been Members
of the Club for several years. Here are some testimonials from the
existing program both staff and members.
“I enjoy the mental bond, the physical bond and the
emotional bond. I’ve met some wonderful people here and I am able to do more
now.” “It’s awesome and it’s unique. It gives people the
opportunity to take the next step in their lives. It’s a stepping stone to
getting people active again.”
It's a program that can make a difference! Call: 440.777.0220