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.
About Full Swing Golf
Full Swing Golf manufactures and markets the leading indoor golf simulator to businesses and consumers worldwide. The diverse line of simulator products can be customized to fit the needs of various clientele, including golf professionals, retail businesses, residential communities, luxury resorts, teaching facilities, golf centers and homeowners. Floyd Arnold founded Full Swing Golf over 27 years ago. In memory of Floyd Arnold, his son Brian and the Arnold family are proud to partner with Tee it up for the Troops and are greatly honored to donate a Full Swing Golf Simulator to the USA Warrior & Family Center within the Walter Reed Complex at Fort Belvoir. www.fullswinggolf.com.
About Tee it up for the Troops
Tee it up for the Troops, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID: 20-2974507) and was established in 2005 by the family and friends of a soldier who enlisted in the United States Army after September 11, 2001. When the son was asked by his father what he needed, the son responded by asking his father to do something for the soldiers and their families back home. Tee it up for the Troops was created to honor that request and to recognize the needs of all veterans who have served and continue to serve this great nation.
It is our mission to honor, respect, remember and support all those who have served in our Armed Forces for this great nation.
For more information contact Mary Beth Lacy at:
Phone: (760) 346-6942