Where it's a good thing for injured vets to be below par

Adaptive golf program provides "links to freedom"

Eye on Veterans
April 09, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Courtesy Links to Freedom

When Army vet Tony Henry came back from his last deployment, battered by the effects multiple explosions and surgeries required in the aftermath -- his physical therapist suggested he take up golf.  "Do I look like the kind of person who plays golf?" Henry responded.  His previous athletic regimen had centered around power lifting, boxing and martial arts.  He gave it a shot, though, drawn by "the challenge behind gettin' at that little ball."  

What kept him engaged, though, was seeing "that the golf community was going to offer me something that the military did -- that camaraderie and that family network type deal."  

The program that afforded him an introduction to adaptive golf is run by Steve Greiner.  He talked with us about how his Links to Freedom Foundation makes golf accessible -- and helpful -- to vets recovering from injuries:

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