Students Create Event for Visually Impaired

7 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, July 21 2010 Jul 21, 2010 Wednesday, July 21, 2010 10:47:05 AM CDT July 21, 2010 in News

A group of University of Missouri occupational therapy students created a special golf outing for people with impaired vision.

The event is called, "Adapted Golf" and it is teeing off more than a week of disability pride events.

The MU occupational therapy students created the golf outing specifically for people with low vision, or blindness in mind.

Golf can be a leisurly sport, but can be intimidating to play with a vision impairment, but in the spirit of the ADA's disability pride anniversary, the students thought of a way to overcome that difficulty.

Participants will have time to practice various golfing techniques on the driving range, the putting green or by playing one hole at Perche Creek's par 3 course, all while getting guidance from volunteers and gold professionals.  

The outing is limited to fifteen participants to maximize one-on-one time between golfers and aides.  The game starts today from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Perche Creek Golf Club in Columbia.




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