Community Partnership Brings Golf to All Abilities

- Rochester, NY (WROC) - Rochester Rehabilitation's SportsNet has teamed with Eagle Vale Golf Course to help people of all abilities enjoy the game and stay active.

Nancy Steinkamp, the Director of Physical Rehabilitation Services at Rochester Rehabilitation, and Chris DeVincentis, the Head PGA Professional at Eagle Vale Golf Course, discussed the partnership and its benefits Friday on News 8 at Sunrise.

Rochester Rehabilitation is one of the organizations aided by the Al Sigl Community of Agencies.  The Al Sigl Sports Committee raised money at its Sports Classic golf tournament to help purchase an adaptive golf cart so SportsNet can serve more individuals.

Steinkamp said SportsNet offers a variety of sports and recreation programs.  It has teamed with Eagle Vale to help bring golf to people with disabilities who might otherwise not be able to enjoy the game.  DeVincentis explained the carts enable people who have difficulty standing or other challenges play the entire course.  A player can use straps to secure themselves to the cart, and if necessary, swing the seat to the side allowing for a full swing.  The carts can also be driven on the green enabling players to putt as well.

There are currently four adaptive carts.  Steinkamp said SportsNet hopes to purchase more and create partnerships with other courses and pros to broaden its golf program.

To learn more about Rochester Rehabilitation and SportsNet, click here.

To learn more about Eagle Vale, click here.


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