FIRST SWING SUC­CESS

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life Passings -

Canon spon­sors the First Swing Pro­gramme, a suc­cess­ful de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tive of the SA Dis­abled Golf As­so­ci­a­tion which of­fers tai­lor-made coach­ing to chil­dren with spe­cial needs, dis­abil­i­ties, de­bil­i­tat­ing dis­eases like Parkin­son’s and Cere­bral Palsy, deaf­ness, and those who are wheel­chair bound. More than 1000 dis­abled chil­dren from 42 schools are cur­rently on the pro­gramme over­seen by head coach An­drew Cor­thing. The most promis­ing are nur­tured to com­pet­i­tive level. En­rique van Wyk, 16, di­ag­nosed with hemi­ple­gia as a tod­dler, en­rolled at age nine and at King David Mow­bray won the Over­all Phys­i­cally Dis­abled divi­sion for hand­i­caps 19-36.

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