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First Tee – Broward Boosts Veterans

First Tee coaches and volunteers are helping many of our Broward veterans learn all the basics of learning how to play golf. Many are beginners but some are long-time players looking to brush up on their skills. When needed, beginners are given donated golf clubs to keep and begin learning with.

“I was reintroduced to golf while at the Blind Rehab Center at the West Palm Beach VA,” said Fall 2020 participant Scott Seigel. I lost 90 percent of my eyesight 12 years ago due to diabetes and glaucoma. I never thought golf would be a part of my life again until then. I was told about the program here in Broward County and signed up as soon as I could.”

“The instructors are great and always teaching techniques to improve our game. If you are having a problem, they are willing to give you the extra attention to help make you better and be more enjoyable. I honestly believe that this program, and other veteran programs do much to help reduce the 22 a day who commit suicide. Thank you for being there to help us.”

Coaches Steve Voguit and Nick Cupper had 17 participants at Club At Weston Hills.

Coaches T.J. Ziol and Darrell Welker and volunteers Frank Scannell and Braden List had nine participants (pictured) at Pompano Beach Golf Course.

Coach Julian Gil and volunteers Pat Bennett and John Linn had 10 participants at Eagle Trace Golf Course.

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