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COMMUNITY SPORTS

Lincoln Hills Adaptive Golf begins April 18

Vets registration now open
By: Staff Report
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ADAPTIVE GOLF CLINIC SEASON

Who: Lincoln Hills Disabled Veterans

Where: Lincoln Hills Golf Club

When: Begins April 18 and held third Wednesday of each month

Contact: Paul Apfel (916) 408-1308; paulapfel@gmail.com

Rich Uebele (916) 408-1290; jruebele@starstream.net.

 

 

Lincoln Hills disabled residents and veterans may now register for Adaptive Golf Clinics at Lincoln Hills Golf Course driving range. The free clinics will begin their 12th season April 18 and be held every third Wednesday.

Adaptive Golf is for disabled or wounded veterans with limited mobility, prosthetics or using medical equipment (walkers, wheelchairs). No previous knowledge of golf is required and the clinics offer physical activity, social interaction and the benefit of being outdoors.

The clinics are conducted by golf pros and amateurs, plus therapists and other volunteers.

“I wanted to get out and play golf, disabled or not! I thought, let’s do something here… set up a golf program to address these issues,” said one of AGC’s founders Rich Uebele. “Now I’m out doing things, … I’m active, … it’s a social outlet. It’s gorgeous when you get out on those greens.”

Uebele is a disabled vet, former surfer and outdoor sports enthusiast.

Co-founder Paul Apfel is a retired infantry officer and golfer. Apfel said his enthusiasm for AGC was personal. He and Uebele will begin turning over the administration of AGC to LHGC this season.

“This 12th Adaptive Golf season marks a season of transition, too,” said Apfel, “It is prudent to have a successful plan in place. We’ll remain involved as we move forward, but we’ll be ceding more supervision and scheduling to the golf club as time passes.”