Herkimer, NY – On Monday, October 17 at 11:00 am, Arc Herkimer will host an inclusive golf clinic at its MV Golf & Event Center. The clinic was made possible by a grant of the I GOT THIS Foundation, in the amount of $4,375.
In the spirit of building community, the foundation awarded the grant with the philosophy that golf is a sport where everyone plays the same game on the same field and everyone deserves the same opportunity to play. The clinic will welcome individuals with disabilities, supported by Arc Herkimer, who have spent the summer and fall seasons learning the game.
Most significantly, the clinic will also feature special guest instructor, Gianna Rojas, President and Founder of Adaptive Golfers. Rojas is renowned as the “One-Handed Lady Golfer,” known throughout the PGA world and beyond. Born without digits on her left hand, she has made it her mission to empower people in athletic endeavors despite physical or mental limitations for more than a decade.
“We are thrilled to welcome Gianna to the MV Golf & Event Center for the second year in a row,” says Kevin Crosley, President/CEO, Arc Herkimer. “Gianna brings an incredible amount of energy and imagination to the game of golf, while simultaneously showcasing a number of ways to adapt the sport to differing abilities.”
At the clinic, golfers will be treated to customized lessons on the fundamentals of golf at the driving range, on the putting green, and throughout the course. Rojas will focus on mind and body practices that adaptive golfers can use to improve their game and overall athleticism.
Media are welcome and encouraged to attend the golf clinic. Interviews will be available.