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PGA teams with Tucson VA to teach golf to veterans with disabilities

The workshop involved PGA Professionals and VA therapists. (Source: KOLD News 13) The workshop involved PGA Professionals and VA therapists. (Source: KOLD News 13)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Disabled veterans in the Tucson area had an opportunity to take golf lessons through the PGA HOPE Program for Military Veterans.

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is teaming up with the program and was part of a coach training session on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Green Valley.

The workshop involved PGA Professionals and VA therapists.

The coaches learned techniques to teach adaptive golf to veterans with physical and cognitive disabilities.

The Tucson VA's rehabilitation program for visually-impaired veterans has been holding weekly golf sessions for 11 years. They golf at The Haven in Green Valley where Tuesday's coaching clinic was held. 

The PGA HOPE program expands that program to other disabled veterans.  It will hold an eight-week golf clinic for disabled veterans next spring.

For information, call 792-1450, ext. 15634.

PGA HOPE said golf can be an important element in the veteran's recovery and rehabilitation.

A spokesman for the VA in Tucson said they hope to develop the program to be able to offer it to more veterans in southern Arizona.

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