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NSU Occupational Therapy Students Simulate Physical Disabilities on the Golf Course

(Photo caption: From left to right: Stephanie Cirillo, Jena Turner, Jeannette Gusman Davis, and Justin Profitt; David Windsor, CEO and Principal Instructor of the Adaptive Golf Academy, Inc; and C.J. Simons, Jackie Sinnett, Catherine Johnson, and NSU occupational therapy assistant professor Adrienne Lauer, Ed.D., OTR/L.)

Several students from Nova Southeastern University’s Occupational Therapy Program at the NSU College of Health Care Sciences recently participated in an all-day adaptive golf workshop at the Weston Hills Country Club in Weston. The event was hosted by Playing Through – Adaptive Golf Institute, Inc., in partnership with Adaptive Golf Academy, Inc. of Sarasota.

The course was facilitated by Ryan and Amanda Chiplock of Playing Through Adaptive Golf Institute, Inc. and David Windsor, PGA of America Teaching Professional and CEO and Principal Instructor of the Adaptive Golf Academy, Inc. Windsor provided valuable instruction based on his more than 20 years of teaching adaptive golf.

The course was designed to educate golf professionals, teachers, therapists, medical and health professionals, and volunteers about the rehabilitative, therapeutic and fun modality of golf.  Participants were given the opportunity to simulate common disabilities that clients may have in order to have a more “lived experience.” Occupational therapy students acquired essential “hands-on” training experience from working directly with physically challenged participants during the Saturday afternoon community clinic.

Playing Through – Adaptive Golf Institute, Inc. will continue free weekly adaptive golf clinics for physically and cognitively challenged individuals at the Weston Hills Country Club from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.  Playing Through is an “inclusive” golf instructional program.  Golfers are encouraged to bring family, friends, caregivers, et al to share in the experience. If you are interested, please contact Ryan or Amanda Chiplock at golf@adaptivegolfinstitute.org or call (954) 812-3933.