RI golf course to offer services for disabled
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—A golf course on the border of Providence and Johnston has announced plans to make itself a model for fully inclusive golf with new services for people who are physically disabled.
Rep. Jim Langevin (LAN'-juh-vin) was on hand Monday as officials from Button Hole, the National Alliance for Accessible Golf and others announced the plan.
The national group has given Button Hole a $9,500 grant to help the course pay for adaptive golf clubs and bags and on-course "fun days" for the physically disabled.
Langevin says adaptive sports can play a critical role in the rehabilitation of people with disabilities as well as give them a better quality of life.
Button Hole is a nonprofit aimed at teaching golf to children.