Golf News for Friday, April 25, 2014 | Growth Of The Game

Freedom Golf Association offers spring golf clinics and golf league

CHICAGO -- Freedom Golf Association (FGA), an organization founded in 2012 with a primary goal of advancing the delivery of grass roots golf instruction to those with special needs, announces its spring golf clinics for juniors and adults, and spring golf league for adults.

"Whether the special needs individual is a beginner, a novice player or someone really looking to improve their game...Freedom Golf Association instructors will be on-hand each week to assist," says Andy Mears, Director of Golf Operations for FGA.

Clinics and League will be held at Cog Hill Golf Course in Lemont, IL. Clinics are free and the golf league fee is nominal.

Juniors Wednesday, 3:30PM - 4:30PM, May 14, 21, 28 and June 4
Wednesday, 9:30AM - 10:30PM, June 11, 18 and 25

Adults Wednesday, 4:45PM - 5:45PM, May 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 11, 18, 25

Adult League Wednesday, 6:00PM Tee Time, May 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 11, 18, 25

"Freedom Golf Association welcomes anyone with a physical or cognitive disability. Golf is anyone's game. Our Mission is to bring a sense of joy and freedom to those in the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf." stated E.Q. Sylvester, Chairman of FGA.

Freedom Golf Association was founded in July 2012 by Edmund Q. Sylvester. He is a Director of the Western Golf Association and a golf enthusiast. Sylvester became a triple amputee in 2011. Soon after leaving the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, he attempted to hit golf balls at a local range. Without assistance, his attempt was not successful and it became the first step towards forming FGA.

For more information about Freedom Golf Association, go to

Andy Mears, PGA
Director of Golf Operations