Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will hold its Annual Learn-To-Golf Clinic for people with disabilities on Friday, May 3, at Wedgewood Golf Course, 4875 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. The clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is being coordinated by Good Shepherd in conjunction with the National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA).
This free program provides instruction for individuals with disabilities on the basics of golf and teaches therapists and golf professionals how to instruct people in adaptive golf techniques. Special equipment for people with disabilities, such as golf clubs and adaptive devices, will also be on display.
The instructional staff includes Adam Benza of Hellertown, whose tournament wins include the 2010 and 2012 Eastern Regional Amputee Golf championships, the 2011 National Amputee Golf Championship and 2010 Mason-Dixon Amputee Classic and Southwestern Regional Amputee Golf championships. Benza attended Penn State, where he studied Professional Golf Management, and he is PGA certified to teach golf. He has been golfing since the age of 3, continuing to play the sport after an amputation at the age of 8 due to Ewing’s sarcoma.
The instructional staff also includes Bob Buck of Bethlehem, executive director of the Eastern Amputee Golf Association, Bill Lee of Nazareth, PGA professional, and Tom Wilson of Emmaus, Wedgewood Golf Course, USGTA.