The Fort Eustis Wounded Warrior Golf Program was started in 2004. This program began as a creative alternative to the Army’s mandatory PT (Physical Training) for the Wounded Warriors assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Eustis. What began as monthly PT sessions with 6 attendees has grown into a year-round weekly golf program teaching every aspect of the game. This program specializes on customized teaching that can be easily adapted by each Wounded Warrior with their “new normal” in mind. Focusing on fun and friendship the program stresses personal achievement and goal setting. Over an 8 week period the Wounded Warriors learn the game from putting to driving while having the opportunity to apply their new skills on the golf course. As long as the Wounded Warriors are consistently attending the clinics they receive practice and playing privileges at no charge. With the help of the SMGA (Salute Military Golf Association) our Wounded Warriors even have the opportunity to earn a free set of custom fit golf clubs. To date the Fort Eustis Wounded Warrior Golf Program has helped over 200 Wounded Warriors fall in love with the game they can enjoy the rest of their lives.
Andy Weissinger, PGA started the Fort Eustis Wounded Warrior Golf Program in 2004 and has been teaching with the program every year since. Andy was awarded the 2nd ever National PGA Patriot Award by the PGA of America in 2009. (The Patriot Award honors a PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected the United States of America.) Andy has been a member of the PGA of America since 2001.
Chip Olenick, PGA has been the Director of Player Development at Fort Eustis and teaching with the Wounded Warrior Golf Program since 2012. Chip brings with him a vast experience in the golf industry serving in roles from instructor to golf course owner. Chip has been a member of the PGA of America since 1989.
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