If you have read the tag-line on my home page; you are aware that it says, "No matter your age or ability Beaver Golf Lessons is committed to helping you enjoy golf." This is not just a marketing gimmick for me, it is why I teach. I have a love for the game that I want to share with anyone who has a desire to play. Just this past week, I was privileged to see one of my students realize that they could be playing golf again very soon.
Four years ago, he was essentially paralyzed after a stroke and unable to play golf. When he gained mobility in his right arm he decided to pursue disabled golf instruction through a reputable organization but he was not happy with the results. Then in March, his sister mentioned his situation to me during one of our lessons and I suggested he join her for a group lesson. After observing him attempt a few drills, I made the decision to teach him a one-handed golf swing because his left arm was incapable of movement.
Hand rotation is critical to a successful golf swing and he was physically unable to rotate his left wrist. Developing a one-handed swing offered him a new way to play golf that would focus on his strengths. It was not easy, but he was determined to learn and he practiced during the week.
It has been almost 2 months since we started and he is starting to own his swing. He even feels like he could be a better golfer with one arm than he was with two. Nothing is impossible when you have heart. I am honored to be apart of his journey.