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.READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Tello Hernandez Faces Intoxication Manslaughter Charge Following Fatal Crash
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.READ MORE: Homeowner Terry Duane Turner Charged In Slaying Of Motorist Adil Dghoughi In His Driveway
“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.
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