COWBOYS TRAINING CAMP: Camp News | FAN Beach House | Live Webcam | Listen Live | NFL News | Tweets


Iraq War Veteran Designs Clubs For Disabled Golfers

View Comments

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

453641528 10 Iraq War Veteran Designs Clubs For Disabled GolfersAdorbale Baby Animals To Put A Smile On Your Face

150725619 10 Iraq War Veteran Designs Clubs For Disabled GolfersHot Models In Glasses

 alt=Musicians Then And Now II

452359780 10 Iraq War Veteran Designs Clubs For Disabled GolfersMissing Summer?

87222728 Iraq War Veteran Designs Clubs For Disabled Golfers8 Reasons to Have A Good Love Life

sx Iraq War Veteran Designs Clubs For Disabled Golfers Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

GRAPEVINE (CBS 11 NEWS) – They say whatever your age or athletic ability, everyone can play golf, and an Iraq War veteran is proving that anyone includes those bound to a wheelchair.

At Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Steve Blackman unveiled a set of clubs designed for disabled golfers.

Blackman says he is used to pushing through pain, after suffering 33 concussions during his military career.  He now gets around in a wheelchair.

Blackman says he was introduced to golf just one year ago and “got hooked” on golf after a few lessons from golf instructor, David Hillary.

“I watched Steve’s passion for golf really take off from there,” says Hillary.

But Blackman wanted to give disabled golfers, like himself, a break from the extravagant, expensive equipment he’d seen other disabled golfers use.

“So why can’t I make these for the average person in the average wheelchair?” Blackman asked.

With an extended shaft and adjusted angles, Blackman put together what he believes is a winning prototype that will help more disabled vets pursue their passion.

His extended-length golf clubs are designed to be used from an ordinary wheelchair, which will produce shots of similar length to standard-size clubs.

Blackman also wants them priced the same as standard clubs. His next goal is to work with a major manufacturing company to make them widely available.

Also Check Out:


View Comments