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Headline: Dennis Walters to Host Golf Show Prior to Special Golf Clinic for Veterans & Other Individuals With Special Needs at TPC Boston on August 28
For Immediate Release: August 25, 2017
Dennis Walters and Super Dog Bucky will be in Norton on August 28.
Norton, MA — Underscoring the PGA TOUR’s “Together, anything’s possible” charitable mission, the TOUR’s Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative will join with non-profit Golf For All to host a golf clinic for veterans as well as individuals with autism spectrum disorders and others facing physical, emotional and cognitive challenges.
The clinic will take place on the practice facility at TPC Boston in Norton on Monday, August 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during tournament week of the TOUR’s Dell Technologies Championship.
Prior to the golf clinic, beginning at 4:30 p.m., paraplegic golfer and trick shot artist Dennis Walters will present a motivational golf exhibition accompanied by his canine companion, Super Dog Bucky.
In 1974, Walters was a professional golfer with aspirations to play on the PGA TOUR when a golf cart accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Walters is one of only 11 honorary lifetime members of the PGA of America. In 2008, the PGA of America presented him with its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.
“We are honored to work with Birdies for the Brave to help Boston-area individuals with cognitive and physical challenges enjoy the therapeutic benefits of golf through this clinic – especially our courageous American heroes, who have sacrificed so much in service to our country,” said Golf For All Co-Founder Fred Corcoran.
Following the Dennis Walters Golf Show, the hands-on golf clinic will be led by Golf For All Head Golf Professional Bob Beach, a recipient of the PGA of America’s 2013 Patriot Award.
For more information about the golf clinic, please call (617) 600-4673.
About Golf For All
Golf For All is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free, accessible golf programs for U.S. military veterans, children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, and others facing physical, emotional and cognitive challenges. The organization uses the inherent therapeutic qualities of golf to promote inclusion, self-confidence and independence, while providing a community in which participants can thrive. For more information, please visit www.golfforall.org.
About the Dell Technologies Championship
The Dell Technologies Championship has been the premier professional sports event on Labor Day weekend in the greater Boston area for 14 years. Since Adam Scott won the inaugural event at TPC Boston in 2003, the championship has generated over $27 million for local & national charities. The list of heralded champions also includes Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and defending champion Rory McIlroy. The Dell Technologies Championship occupies a prominent position on the PGA TOUR schedule as the second of four events in the TOUR’s season-ending FedExCup Playoffs, and annually welcomes the top 100 players on the FedExCup Points List to Boston. This year’s championship will take place August 30 – September 4.
About Birdies for the Brave®
Named by the White House among the top 20 charities in the U.S. that support military families, Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR. Birdies for the Bravewas created in 2006 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson, whose father was a Navy fighter pilot, and his wife, Amy, to support combat-wounded veterans. Since then, Birdies for the Brave has joined with players, sponsors, donors and fans to raise more than $18 million for military homefront groups that are supported by TOUR players, which provide critical programs and services to meet the specialized needs of wounded heroes and military families. For more information, visit www.birdiesforthebrave.org.