Friday, July 4

Playing Golf With a Neurological Handicap

GOLF IS HARD ENOUGH WITHOUT INVOLUNTARY trembles, shaking and other difficult symptoms. But that doesn't stop the people in this video from playing golf and enjoying the game.

The video was made by the Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) to raise awareness about neurological conditions such as Parkinson's Disease, stroke, brain and spinal tumor, head pain and multiple sclerosis. Folks afflicted with these conditions bravely manage to lead fulfilling lives, whether it's playing golf or doing some other activity that most of us take for granted.

(My mom suffers from Parkinson's. Maybe someone you know does too.)

The 15th CNI Golf Classic will be held on Monday, July 14 at the Golf Club at Bear Dance in Larkspur, Colorado. Last year's tournament raised more than $40,000 to help people with neurological conditions.


Patrick Maley said...

Hi, My name is Patrick Maley. Diagnoed with PD 15 yrs. ago. I had a 7 hr back surgery April 11th. Golf is the only game left for me to play if the surgery works this time and if my doc gives me the green light. I will assure him the score means nothing. Just being out there is what I long for. I was the CNI golf event chair for prior 7 yrs.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Wish you the very best with the surgery, Patrick, and hope you can continue to play golf.