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PCP Alumnus to Host Free Golf Clinic for the Blind, Visually Impaired on Oct. 5
Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013
Contact:  Lauren Whetzel
Contact Email:  l.whetzel@usciences.edu
Contact Phone:  215-596-8864
 
PCP alumnus Norman Kritz P’51, is co-hosting The Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association’s free golf clinic on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Overbrook School for the Blind. The event is open to girls and boys ages 5-21 who are blind or visually impaired.
 
During the clinic, participants will be paired with a PGA professional for one-on-one golf instruction. Golf clubs, balls, and a golf bag will be provided, and participants will receive pizza and soft drinks following the session. Prizes will be awarded, as well.
 
“Many of these kids have never participated in sports,” said Kritz, a clinic coordinator. “This affords them an opportunity to get out, play and learn a sport that they can play for the rest of their lives. It also allows their parents a chance to see them mingle with other kids that have the same physical challenges that they have.”
 
Now in its 18th year, this golf clinic is an offshoot of the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association’s junior golf program, and aims to further encourage blind or visually impaired children interested in learning to play golf. The Overbrook School for the Blind, located at 63rd and Malvern Ave. in Philadelphia, offers a nine-hole, chip-and-putt style golf course.
 
This organization also connects players with PGA instructors near their residence. Those teachers, in turn, will provide lessons at a nearby golf course. However, transportation to the lessons is not included.
 
To take part in this free golf clinic, contact Kritz at (856) 428-1420 or jerrynorman2@comcast.net. The clinic will be held rain or shine, and those interested must RSVP by Sept. 15 so a coach can be assigned to a player in advance.
 
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