Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers hosts an annual Different Strokes Golf Tournament each October, in past years at Windy Hill Golf and Sports Complex in Midlothian, Virginia. This event includes a 9 Hole Tournament and a post tournament fundraising event with the goal of purchasing a ParaGolfer as adaptive equipment for use by the golfers in their Adaptive Golf Program.
The Different Strokes Golf Tournament teams consist of one physically challenged golfer and three able bodied golfers. The tournament offers encouragement for physically challenged individuals to continue to participate in the game of golf regardless of their physical limitations. Each year Sheltering Arms Adaptive Golf Program strives to educate the community, golf professionals, and individuals with physical challenges to pursue golf as a life long leisure activity.
South African Anthony Netto was the guest of honor at this year‘s tournament. Anthony is a professional golfer who has been a wheelchair user since 2000. He still plays golf actively with the aid of the ParaGolfer. The ParaGolfer is an assistive device that is designed to allow a physically challenged individual to enjoy a variety of sports, including golf, from the standing position. For more info contact: Valerie Newman at: 804-764-5275 or [email protected]