Back to Swing Golf participant

The Back 2 Swing Golf Program is part of the Sports & Leisure Program offered through the Recreation Therapy Department at CHI Health Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute. Since 1996, we’ve served many individuals with varying degrees of ability. An assistant Golf professional conducts clinics monthly at both Shoreline Golf Course in Carter Lake and Elkhorn Ridge Golf Course from April to October. The clinics provide the participants the opportunity to be re-introduced to the game of golf after a significant injury.

Many Back 2 Swing participants have sustained a spinal cord injury, stroke, amputation or brain injury. For some individuals, it is getting over the fear of trying the game of golf after having an injury or illness. Each clinic the participants are allowed the opportunity to focus on developing their swing to enhance the opportunity to eventually access the course.

A significant part of the program is the availability of the Single-Rider Golf Cart and other adaptive golf equipment including special clubs and playing aids. The golf cart allows an individual who has had a spinal cord injury, amputation or decreased balance the chance to play golf again by accessing the entire golf course, including the greens. Participants are encouraged to continue accessing the driving ranges after the monthly clinics.

For those who are ready to play on the course they are also encouraged to make tee times to enhance their play.

For More Information

Please contact the Therapeutic Recreation Department at 402-572-2276 or email Jena Munson.