Students From the Carroll Center For the Blind Travel to MGA Links in Norton to Experience A Day of Golf, Fun and Lunch in the New Clubhouse
For Immediate Release: July 27, 2012
Students from the Carroll Center for the Blind enjoyed a day of golf and fun at MGA Links on July 24th.
Norton, MA — On Tuesday July 24th, 40 students and staff from the Carroll Center for the Blind (Newton, MA) traveled to MGA Links at Mamantapett for a morning full of golf activities.
For the sixth consecutive year, students from the
Center had an opportunity to use the practice facilities and clubhouse
at MGA Links and for many it was their first experience being on a golf
"This event is always fun," said Joe McCabe, executive director of The First Tee of Massachusetts who runs all of the MGA's junior golf programs. "The students have such great personalities and they have such wonderful attitudes that they are really a joy to work with."
In addition to taking part in activities that included putting and hitting full swing shots, the students and staff enjoyed lunch in the new clubhouse at MGA Links.
Special thanks go out to Bob Beach (Braintree Municipal Golf Course), Drew Kayser (Boston College Golf Coach), Lettie Trespasz, Fred Corcoran, John Morrell, and Martha Fish for their efforts in working with the students to make the day a success.
"Seeing the smiles on the faces of these students in trying golf really puts things in perspective for us," said Pete Walsh, head golf professional at MGA Links. "If they can persevere through their disabilities and have this much fun, then we all should really be able to enjoy our time on the golf course."
About MGA Links - www.mgalinksgolf.org
In 2003, the Massachusetts Golf Association purchased MGA Links at Mamantapett in hopes of expanding the game of golf and its inherent values to juniors, seniors and women across the state. This 18-hole facility - formerly known as Wading River Golf Club - sits on 29 acres of land and features a 2,400 yard, par-3 course with a design of holes that holds youthful interest yet also challenge the more discriminating golfer. In addition to hosting one of the most comprehensive junior programming initiatives in the state, the course offers adult and junior memberships and is also open year-round for public play. In just its eighth full year of operation as MGA Links at Mamantapett, this facility has truly become a course for the people.
About the Carroll Center for the Blind - carroll.org
Established in 1936, The Carroll Center has pioneered many innovative services for the blind and visually impaired. It have developed many methods for people with low vision to learn the skills to be independent in their homes, in class settings, and in their work places.
Their services for the blind include vision rehabilitation services, vocational and transition programs, assistive technology training, educational support and recreation opportunities for individuals who are visually impaired of all ages. For over 70 years, The Carroll Center staff has provided help for the blind for thousands of blind and vision impaired persons with diverse opportunities for success and independent living.