Portable green gets patients playing golf
During a discussion at Matariki Hospital, a number of patients agreed they really missed playing golf.
The question of if patients are in a wheelchair and only have the use of one arm, can they still play resulted in some suggestions.
Patient Daphne Garmonsway, who had been a keen golfer, sat down with activities facilitator Jill Taylor and designed a portable green.
Jill approached Shayarna Comins, the newly appointed activities officer at Bunnings Te Awamutu, and she agreed it would be a great first project for her new position.
With help from Bunnings colleague Matt Watene, the new putting green was made and delivered to Matariki Hospital last week.
Because the unit is portable and has wheels it can be used inside or outside, and Daphne is now looking forward to playing golf with the other patients.
Matariki patient Daphne Garmonsway tries out the putting green she helped design, that was built and delivered by Bunnings Te Awamutu staff Shayarna Comins and Matt Watene.