Stroke survivors take a swing at golf - Tucson News Now

Stroke survivors take a swing at golf

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The mission of Tucson Saving Strokes, get the survivors out playing golf and physical rehabilitation.

About a dozen stroke survivors were out on the range at the Starr Pass Golf Club. They were working on making contact with the ball. The assistant pro Adam Hancock was on hand to show the survivors how to line up and hit the ball down the range.

This was put on with the help of the American Stroke Association, HealthSouth and Starr Pass Golf club.

Tucson News Now met Michele Prince on the range. She’s never really played golf, but she loves coming out to this outing.

Prince said, the group has a good time and she likes to encourage the other stroke survivors. She has had 2 strokes, her first one happened just five years ago while on the job, affecting the whole left side of her body. She tells us, it turned her life upside down. On the range, she was able to hit a few balls.

The golf lessons are free for the survivors, but the memories of hitting a great shot or two are priceless.

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