The game of golf is providing disabled veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with a helpful distraction from their debilitating injuries. The program, coordinated by Disabled Sports USA, the National Amputee Golf Association and the military has been successful in helping injured veterans take a break from the monotony of rehabilitation and teaches them how to overcome physical obstacles.
According to an article by the Associated Press, veterans are hitting the links at the Woodmont Country Club, near Walter Reed. Most have lost at least one limb and some are trying their hand at the game of golf for the first time in their life. Specially adapted golf carts and accessories help to make the game enjoyable and competitive.
Similar sports programs are available across the country and disabled veterans can participate in sports such as kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, rock climbing, and horse riding.
If you are a veteran who has been injured while serving in the U.S. military, please contact the Florida veterans disability rights law firm of LaVan & Neidenberg.