WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, February 5th, Full Swing Golf and Tee it up for the Troops were on hand at the USO Warrior & Family Center to celebrate its long-anticipated grand opening.
Full Swing Golf has donated a state of the art golf simulator at the USO Warrior & Family Center to advance the rehabilitation, recreational, and educational opportunities for our recovering servicemen and women.
Full Swing Golf and Tee it up for the Troops, an organization that raises awareness for our men and women in uniform, have partnered and worked closely with the officials at the USO to make this donation a reality.
“It is Full Swing Golf’s hope that the golf simulator system will contribute to the Center’s mission of supporting recovering servicemen and women and their families throughout the rehabilitation process,” said Wes Armstrong, Director of Military Relations for Full Swing Golf. “The golf simulation system creates a controlled environment for doctors and therapists to perform treatments in a safe and private environment for returning veterans to develop proficiency in a sport that they can enjoy playing for the rest of their lives.”
“Golf has traditionally been a part of the Veterans Administration’s rehabilitation programs and the Full Swing Golf Simulator System can be used to complement existing rehabilitation and recreation programs,” said J.B. Ball, founder of Tee it up for the Troops. “This incredible donation will lift the spirits of servicemen and women and families through therapeutic and morale building programs, while paying much deserved attention to family members and professional caregivers of the wounded.”
Here is one heartwarming story from Wounded Warrior Charles Eggleston. Charles was injured in Iraq and has undergone 56 surgeries to date. He is an amazing individual who is deeply involved with helping returning injured veterans recover and flourish when they return home.
“The game of golf was a way for me to transition to a brand new life after being severely wounded in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom,” said Eggleston.
“Playing golf has also helped me to overcome my PTSD, TBI and my numerous face, back and leg injuries that occurred in Iraq 2005,” he says.”
“The game of golf opened up a new avenue for me to grow into my ‘new normal,’ and helped me to feel accepted in life once again.”
In addition to rehabilitation and therapy, golf tournaments can be played on a single simulator system, between several systems, and on-line with players located anywhere there is a Full Swing Golf simulator installed and connected to the Internet.