Provided by: Texas Scottish Rite
Autumn-Rose is a 17-year-old student from Wolfforth, Texas. She's in her junior year at Coronado High School and is involved in the National Honor Society, varsity cheerleading, student council and Young Life.
What makes this teenager not so typical, though, is that she has been a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children for two-and-a-half years. Autumn-Rose was treated for hip dysplasia and underwent surgery at the hospital in January 2012.
TSRHC is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.
Now, TSRHC is giving people like Autumn-Rose and their families an opportunity to have fun and learn a sport at the same time.
TSRHC is hosting a Learn to Golf clinic for its patients, taught by golf professionals specially trained to teach children with physical challenges. Junior golfers will learn about golf safety, etiquette, driving, chipping and putting.
Local golf professionals and members of the Texas Tech Golf Teams will be helping teach the clinic.
The Learn to Golf program is designed for patients with challenging physical conditions. Learn to Golf provides the tools and instruction needed for patients to participate in and reap the rehabilitative benefits of golf.
This will be Autumn-Rose's second Learn to Golf clinic. She has played golf with her dad since the last clinic.
The clinic is on Saturday, September 28th, at the Texas Tech Rawls Course, located at 3720 4th Street. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided for the golfers afterward, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Learn to Golf program has received support from generous donors, including WorldLink, Inc., the North Texas Golf Course Superintendents Association and the National Alliance for Accessible Golf, which is funded through the United States Golf Association (USGA). There is no charge for patients to participate.
Admission to TSRHC is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.