Wounded Warriors Take Part In New Golf Club Program
Retired Staff Sgt. Orlando Gill practices his swing June 4 during a golf clinic for wounded warriors at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Club.

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Every Wednesday for two hours, the Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, along with the Professional Golfers Association and Disabled Sports USA, hosts a golf clinic for wounded warriors.

The program, first introduced last summer, gives wounded warriors from the Center for the Intrepid the opportunity to use the golf course for instruction, practice and fun.

This year the program started at the end of April and will be ongoing. Fort Sam Houston's Golf Club is one of three sites selected for this PGA program; the others are located in Maryland and California.

The PGA, Disabled Sports USA and MWR have set up a list of objectives for this program. The first and foremost is to have fun and learn to enjoy golf. This program is set up to act as a rehabilitation tool and activity to provide socialization and development of additional life skills. It is also there to act as a reference and resource for golfing.

Whether they are old pros at the sport, have a vague knowledge or are coming in with nothing but curiosity about golf, this program helps develop the skills and knowledge to enable wounded warriors to enjoy a game on the green, be it relaxing or competitive.

(Jennifer Morris is from the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Office at Fort Sam Houston.

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