Semper Fi Fund and University of Louisville Women’s Golf Team Partner to Teach Recovering Veterans August 1–3, 2017
Team Semper Fi Athletes Learn New Skills at Prestigious Private Golf Club
Who: Sixteen service members from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi Program take on new challenges in their recoveries to learn the game of golf with world-class coaches and college athletes.
“Golf is a sport that can be played by all ability levels for a lifetime. It is the ultimate challenge both mentally and physically and serves the service members well on their road to recovery by sharpening their minds and their focus, as well as tuning up their bodies. The degree of difficulty of this game requires a lot of focus, determination, and ability to adapt: all qualities of our Team Semper Fi,” says TSF Senior Manager, Casey Fisher.
WHAT: The second annual beginner and intermediate golf clinic hosted at University of Louisville Golf Club with coaching instruction from the woman’s team Head Coach Courtney Trimble and Assistant Coach Mary Bryan. Service members will learn full swing, etiquette, short game and generally how to approach the game to make it a tool they can successfully use to aid in their recovery for a lifetime. Additionally, coaches will try a new type of training called Operation 36 which is great for beginners and those who have never golfed before.
WHEN: August 1–4, 2017
Interviews available: 9:00am – 5:00pm
WHERE: University of Louisville Golf Club
401 Champions Way
Simpsonville, KY 40067
WHY: “Recovery Through Sport” has proven to be an ideal outlet for injured service members to hone both physical agility and mental focus, skills that are critical to navigating their recovery. Learning and practicing alongside fellow wounded service members, they can also trade stories, share strategies for coping with their injuries, and forge lasting friendships.