Robins Air Force Base with Adaptive Golf Clinic for veterans
Disabled veterans are given a chance to improve their golf game thanks to a six-week program at Robins Air Force Base.
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) — Disabled veterans get a chance to improve their golf game.
A six-week program at Robins Air Force Base helps veterans stay active.
Veterans like Keith Rhodes are happy to be on the golf course.
“It gives you the opportunity to connect with other veterans and non-veterans,” he said. “And it helps build a camaraderie.”
Rhodes says it gives him an opportunity to learn from people like him.
“Sometimes, some of us veterans, we really don’t do that because of our disabilities,” he said. “We kind of shut up, but that way we can get out and laugh and have fun.”
The clinic was established in partnership with the Georgia State Golf Association.
Myles Jones is an association coach and quadriplegic who knows how tough it can be. That’s why he helps veterans take steps toward recovery.
“The interaction and the community is the main thing,” Jones said. “Getting them out and off the couch and motivating them and doing something, that’s what did it for me, and we hope it will do that for the military if they choose to participate.”
Military veterans do not have to participate alone. Their families are also welcome.
Pine Oaks Golf Courses Facilities Manager Rashad Wilson says the golf clinic is designed to meet everyone’s needs.
“We have the ability to outfit you with gear and/or accessories like the float you see behind us so you can actually participate,” he said.
The last course will take place on Tuesday 12 July. You can login here.