Sheltering Arms Holds Clinics to Teach Golf to the Physically Challenged

(Richmond, Virginia) – The Adaptive Golf Program from Sheltering Arms, Central Virginia’s premier physical therapy rehabilitation provider, has a goal of educating members of the community, golf professionals, and individuals with disabilities to pursue golf as a lifelong leisure activity.  If you want to know whether it works, look no further for proof than Sid Cook.

Mr. Sid Cook utilizing the ParaGolfer

Mr. Cook attended one of Sheltering Arms’ golf clinics at Windy Hill Sports Complex.  He had to give up golf years ago because of limitations caused by his multiple sclerosis.  At the clinic, Sid was introduced to trained golf volunteers and the innovative ParaGolfer device.  The ParaGolfer allows disabled individuals to not only stand and hit a golf ball, but also ride around the course and play a full round including putting on the greens.  Within 15 minutes of practicing with the ParaGolfer, Sid was able to hit a golf ball 150 yards.  Sid’s wife said the experience has changed Sid’s life.  He is currently working toward becoming certified on the ParaGolfer, which will mean he’ll be able to use it unsupervised.

Sheltering Arms partners with two area golf facilities, Windy Hill Sports Complex and Birkdale Golf Club, to provide access to the ParaGolfer to area residents.  Each of the two golf courses has a ParaGolfer.

Sheltering Arms is holding a series of clinics this spring, summer and fall that are like the one that Sid Cook attended.  The clinics, all held at Windy Hill Sports Complex, are offered for $10 per session.  Participants will be given training with adaptive golf equipment and modifications, as well as training on the ParaGolfer if the participant requires it to play.  Assistance will be given by volunteers and Windy Hill’s Golf Professional, Janet Phillips.  More information is available by downloading this brochure.  Participants in Sheltering Arms’ Adaptive Golf Program can also take advantage of a number of upcoming free play dates at Brandermill Country Club.

Members of the public wishing to take advantage of the upcoming clinics or free play dates should contact Valerie Newman at 804-764-5275 or

About Sheltering Arms
Sheltering Arms helps patients find the Power to Overcome the obstacles of illness and injury with a complete range of physical rehabilitation and wellness services.  To learn more about Sheltering Arms’ two hospitals and nine outpatient clinics visit, call 1-877-56-REHAB, or connect with Sheltering Arms on Facebook. ( or Twitter (