Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 17, 2021

“First Swing” Free Golf Clinic for People with Physical Disabilities and Veterans at Galloping Hill Golf Course, Sept. 25

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites persons with physical disabilities and veterans to participate in the “First Swing” golf clinic on Saturday, September 25, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Learning Center located at Union County’s Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. 

Admission is free but pre-registration is required at www.ucnj.org/opdsn-reg.

“The First Swing golf clinic provides an introduction to the recreational and therapeutic benefits of golfing. We are very proud to offer First Swing as part of our inclusive programming at Galloping Hill, where golfers of all ages and skill levels are welcome,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

No golfing experience is needed to participate in the First Swing clinic. Participants who have clubs should bring a seven or eight iron and a putter. A limited number of clubs will be available for those who need them.

Methods of grip, stance and swing will be discussed. Participants can improve their functional skills such as range of motion and balance, and learn about adaptive equipment that will assist them in executing the golf swing.

The event is organized by the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs, and the Office of Veteran services.

For more information about programs and services offered by the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special needs, visit ucnj.org/dhs/office-for-persons-with-disabilities-and-special-needs.

For more information about the Office of Veteran Services visit ucnj.org/uc-hero.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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