Tuesday, October 1

USAGA to Host Golf Clinic for Disabled Children From 23 Shriners Hospitals

BURR RIDGE, Ill. – The United States Adaptive Golf Alliance (USAGA), a 501©(3) nonprofit organization comprised of 37 adaptive golf organizations across the United States, will conduct its third straight adaptive golf clinic for disabled youth ‘Ambassadors’ from twenty-three Shriners Hospitals for Children throughout the country. The clinic will take place on Friday, October 4 at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open PGA TOUR event at TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, on their practice range from 2:00-3:30pm.

The instructors are: Jonathan Snyder, a left-handed amputee, Dir. of Adaptive Golf Operations, Freedom Golf Association (FGA), ranked No. 74 in the world; Tracy Ramin, a below-the-knee amputee, ranked No. 25 in the world; John Bell, a below-the-knee amputee, ranked No. 110 in the world; Alan Gentry, an arm- above- elbow amputee with a world ranking of 151; Isaac Leos, an arm-below-elbow amputee, ranked No 145 and Brandon Canesi, born without hands, ranked No. 225 and is an Assistant Golf Professional at Trump National Doral.

"The exchange of golf instruction and the joy of the game shines brightly as members of the USAGA Para-Golf team lend their golfing skills and love of the game to these young disabled individuals," said Edmund "EQ" Sylvester, Chairman, USAGA. "The instructors not only talk about golf, but they also share experiences about their disabilities. It is heartwarming to watch."

Sylvester added: “The clinic is held on the same practice range where the PGA TOUR players practice. The tournament pros frequently come over and say 'hello' which is icing on the cake for all those who take part in the clinic. It makes everyone smile."

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