Golfers with mobility issues are invited to a free clinic on how to use the town’s wheelchair-adaptive golf cart, or Paramobile, on Wednesday.
PGA Professional Tom Herzog will lead the session from 11 AM to 1 PM at Crab Meadow Golf Course, 220 Waterside Road, Northport.
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci welcomed all golfers to attend and learn how to use the wheelchair-adaptive golf cart: “The Paramobile at Crab Meadow Golf Course provides for the enjoyment of the most beautiful 18-hole public golf course on Long Island and this free clinic will help make sure our mobility-challenged golfers, residents and visitors get the most out of the great recreational facilities the Town has to offer.”
All individuals wishing to use the Paramobile must attend a clinic or contact Tom Herzog for a lesson prior to using the machine on the golf course. Reserve a spot at the free clinic by contacting Fred Bifulco in the Town’s Department of Parks and Recreation: [email protected] or (631) 351-2873.
The Long Island Chapter of the Stand Up and Play Foundation donated a Paramobile to the Town of Huntington in 2017. The Paramobile enables a mobility-challenged person to be strapped in securely and then lifted to a standing position to swing the golf club from a natural stance.
The Paramobile was designed for individuals with various neurological and muscular disabilities, including but not limited to, amputees, stroke victims, paraplegics, quadriplegics, individuals with war injuries, brain trauma, MS, CP and Parkinsons. The therapeutic benefits of the golf game for physically limited players are immense. It stimulates the metabolism, stretches the muscles, reduces spasticity and enhances joint mobility.