Ceremonial Tee Shot at the Grand Opening of the Inspiration Golf Range
BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. – On March 31, the New Jersey Golf Foundation launched the Inspiration Golf Range and Activity Center, a facility that offers golf programming for Military Veterans with Disabilities and Special Olympics athletes. The Inspiration Golf Range is located on the Lyons Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System, in Bernards Township.
“This facility will be highlighted by PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), a rehabilitative golf program for military veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI and other challenges,” explained Mike Attara, New Jersey Golf Foundation President. “In line with our mission, the inspiration golf range will also host our junior programs, such as PGA Junior League, clinics and camps will be held here to support those pillars. In addition, we’ll be supporting our third pillar, Special Olympics of New Jersey and all their united partners.”
The range is open Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and accessible to the public. A practice putting green, additional hitting stalls and a private learning area will be added to the facility.
“We look forward to serving the members of the surrounding community as we know this will be a great opportunity for everyone to be out and enjoy the game, learn and get that special opportunity to be at this fantastic facility,” Attara added.
Andy Brock, former head golf professional at Metuchen Golf and Country Club and 2014 NJPGA Golf Professional of the Year has been named Director of Instruction at the facility.
“This has been a long time coming," said NJ Golf Foundation Executive Director, Chris Hunt. "The Foundation’s mission is to positively impact lives and communities through the game of golf. I can’t think of no other project or site that will be able to do this better than Inspiration Golf.”
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