Friday, September 11, 2015

Freedom Golf Association to host Disabled Veterans Golf Clinic at PGA Tour's BMW Championship

(Burr Ridge, IL) - Freedom Golf Association (FGA) is partnering with the Western Golf Association (WGA) to conduct a Golf Clinic for Disabled Veterans at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois Sept. 16.

Disabled Veterans are invited to attend the clinic at no charge. Their day includes the clinic, lunch and complimentary admission into Wednesday's practice round of the BMW Championship. Check-in for participants will be located at the Patriot's Outpost behind the #8 green. The clinic will be held on the practice range at Conway Farms at 3:00 pm, and will include an appearance by a PGA Tour Professional who will be competing at the BMW Championship.

The BMW Championship is the third leg in the PGA Tour's season-ending FedEx Cup Championship Playoff. The Top 30 players will qualify and move on to Atlanta for the Tour Championship.

"We are thrilled to be participating in this special day for some of our country's true heroes," said FGA Founder and CEO E.Q. Sylvester. "Our mission is to bring golf to the millions of physically challenged and special needs individuals. The game of golf can be a valuable, therapeutic experience for them, and we hope our Disabled Veterans will take advantage of what should be a fun and beneficial day."

FGA was founded in July, 2012 by Sylvester, who became a triple amputee in 2011. Shortly after completing rehab, he attempted to hit golf balls at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club driving range. When long-time friend and Cog Hill owner, Frank Jemsek, asked what he was trying to do, E.Q. replied that he was "trying to hit golf balls without any feet and only one hand!" Asked if he was getting any help, E.Q. replied that he wasn't, and the first step towards forming FGA was taken.

About Freedom Golf Association
FGA is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf. FGA assists those with limitations by promoting, professionally supporting and conducting adaptive golf clinics and events. FGA's passion is bringing resources together to advance the number of individuals with special needs enjoying and playing the game of golf.

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