The Ottobock ParaGolfer is a motorized all-terrain mobility device that enables the user to raise themselves to a standing position in order to swing a golf club.
Doug Summers, owner of Lakeridge Links Golf Club in Brooklin, Ontario, has recently purchased one of these amazing devices at a cost of $26,000 - the first of its kind in Canada - for use at 8 golf courses in Durham Region. The best part is that there is no charge to use the ParaGolfer!
On August 7, 2012, Grandview Kids Curtis and Cody had their first chance to try the ParaGolfer at Lakeridge Links driving range.
Occupational Therapist Alice Wong was on hand to assist with grip, and Physiotherapist Corrie Dixon was there to assist with seating and balance.
Curtis and Cody were excited to try the ParaGolfer and were able to achieve success with it - Cody hit a large bucket of golf balls using his unique one-hand, backhand technique.
Click here to watch Cody in action with the ParaGolfer:
Curtis couldn't stop smiling - and Cody can't wait to get back to the course and give the ParaGolfer another try. His Dad and Grandfather are excited to be able to share their love of golf with him.
For more information on the ParaGolfer, or to try it out yourself, please contact Corrie Dixon at 905-728-1673 x 2236 or toll free 1-800-304-6180 x 2236
Click here to see all 14 images of Curtis and Cody using the ParaGolfer at Lakeridge Links.
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- written by Corrie Dixon, Physiotherapist