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Jacqueline Baer
(214) 559-8352
jacqueline.baer@tsrh.org

Local 14-year-old to participate in a golf clinic for children with physical differences

LOCAL 14-YEAR-OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN LEARN TO GOLF CLINIC DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL CHALLENGES
Bryce Martin of Wichita Falls, Texas to practice golf at event for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patients
WHO: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients, families and staff
TSRHC patient Bryce Martin, age 14 of Wichita Falls, Texas
Golf and allied healthcare professionals

WHAT: TSRHC patients will participate in a Learn to Golf clinic taught by golf and allied healthcare professionals specially trained to teach children with physical challenges. Junior golfers will learn about golf safety, etiquette, driving, chipping and putting.
TSRHC’s Learn to Golf program is designed for patients with challenging physical conditions. Learn to Golf provides the tools and instruction needed for patients to participate in and reap the rehabilitative benefits of golf.
The Learn to Golf program is supported by the National Alliance for Accessible Golf. The program also has received support from the United States Golf Association (USGA), PGA TOUR Charities, Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation, Northern Texas PGA and other generous donors. There is no charge for patients to participate.

WHEN: Saturday, August 20, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Registration
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Learn to Golf clinic
11:30 a.m. to Noon – Lunch

WHERE: The Champions Course at Weeks Park
4400 Lake Park Drive
Wichita Falls, Texas 76302
(940) 767-6107

ABOUT BRYCE MARTIN: Bryce Martin, age 14 of Wichita Falls, Texas, has been a patient at TSRHC for the past three years and receives treatment at the hospital for arthritis. This fall, Bryce will be a freshman at S. H. Rider High School where he will play on the golf team. Bryce participated in the Texoma Junior Golf Association (TJGA) this summer, which is one of the most successful junior golf tournament series in the area as well as the state. Bryce has also been an avid hockey player since he was 5 years old. During the school year, he helps the coaches of the local youth hockey league teach younger children to skate. Passionate about all sports, Bryce also loves golf and is excited to participate in his second Learn to Golf clinic.

ABOUT TSRHC: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission to TSRHC is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.
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