Por­ta­ble green gets pa­tients play­ing golf

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

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.

Photo / Sup­plied

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.

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