Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Students Work With Wounded Warriors
Bill Hannigan, Physical Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Wounded Warrior Project in Florida, coordinated with Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) to provide golf instruction for Wounded Warriors throughout Florida last Saturday.
The initial training consisted of four Wounded Warriors and ten COGSM students and staff getting together at 10:00am on Saturday morning to work on their golf games. Two of the Warriors had not played golf before, one had not played in over 20 years, and the last was an active golfer looking to refine his skills.
The Warriors learned the fine points of putting, chipping, pitching, and full shots in the COGSM Indoor Training Area. Sarah, a first time golfer, made the first six foot putt she attempted, resulting in shouts of celebration from everyone. Jeffrey showed off his full swing talents by striping a 188 yard 6-iron down the middle of the virtual range on the Trackman launch monitor. Andrew holed numerous chip shots after learning the basic technique of chipping. Romain demonstrated his prowess with irons by hitting the ball within a few feet of the hole on the Full Swing Golf Simulator.
After an hour and a half of practice, Warriors and students took a break to enjoy pizza before returning to more golf. Everyone had a great time, and the training will continue on the first Saturday in June with hopes that more Warriors and more students will participate.
Sarah learns how to chip.
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