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The Adaptive Golf Program in full swing at Lincoln Hills Golf Club

By: Staff report
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The Lincoln Hills Golf Club is running The Adaptive Golf Program on the second Monday and the last Monday of each month. The second Monday session is a group lesson for those wanting to improve their golf game. These sessions last for about an hour. The last Monday session is a general clinic and takes about 90 minutes. Each session begins at 10 a.m. Frank Basile is the membership chairman and has offered to speak to anyone who is interested in joining as a member or a helper. Paul Apfel and Rich Uebele formed The Adaptive Golf Program three years ago. Uebele is a stroke victim and he knows firsthand how important it is to stay active. The goal of the program is to provide the opportunity for disabled golfers to improve their mental and physical health by getting out to practice golf with the help of professionals and volunteers while at a professional golf facility. PGA Master Instructor for the Lincoln Hills Golf Club Steve Treadway helps the participants improve their golf game. He helps them to swing, stand and hit correctly, taking into consideration their particular problem. Treadway also adjusts any equipment to fit individual needs. Several physical therapists from Sutter Hospital and Sun City Lincoln Hills volunteers also help make this program successful by helping with range duties and offering any assistance that is needed. The disabilities are varied and each individual is helped according to his or her abilities. Bob Tipton, a single amputee, was a clinician with the National Amputee Golf Association and he adds his expertise to the cause. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Adaptive Golf Program should contact Apfel at papfel@starstream.net, Uebele at jruebele@starstream.net, Brouwer at gm@lincolnhillsgolfclub.com or Basile at lindafrank40@hotmail.com.