Originally Published: October 6, 2011 11 p.m.
Antelope Hills was named the site of the first Special Olympics golf program in the tri-city area.
Kim Stamper, head of delegation for the Bradshaw Mountain Special Olympics, has assembled a group of about 20 Special Olympics athletes for a series of golf lessons. Instruction is provided by John Gunby, PGA Professional at Prescott Lakes Country Club, Mack McCarley, PGA Professional at Antelope Hills, and Ed Compton, PGA Teaching Professional at Antelope Hills.
Each of the athletes is assigned a coach/partner volunteer who helps on the driving range and the course.
"Hopefully, we will be able to field a team from Prescott for the first time at the state Special Olympics in Phoenix next month," McCarley said.
John Gunby commented, "It's a real inspiration to see these individuals learn to play golf and have fun. This program would not be possible without the help of our volunteers."