Saving Strokes, Rehabilitation Through Golf Program
Saving Strokes, a program of the American Heart/American Stroke Association, began in Sacramento, CA, in 2001 with 26 participants. The vision was to offer stroke survivors an opportunity to participate in golf for pleasure as well as for physical rehabilitation. Ten years later, this small program has grown to 16 sites in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Utah and serves over 1,000 participants annually.
The program sees approximately 40 percent growth annually in new participants, with more than half having no prior golf experience. Saving Strokes envelops all ages, stages of rehabilitation and skill levels to produce an environment of learning, networking and support for all involved.
The vision of the Saving Strokes programs is to provide stroke survivors the opportunity to be welcomed to the game of golf through orientation to the game and affordable golf instruction. The ultimate goals are to make them comfortable playing (or returning to play) with the mainstream golfing public and get them back into the swing of life!
Missoula, MT – 09/15/15 – University of Montana Golf Course
Billings, MT – 09/17/15 – Exchange City Golf Course
For more information, visit: Saving Strokes or contact the BIAMT office, or your local support group for an event sign-up brochure.