In the upcoming issue of MassGolfer, we highlight all the amazing examples of selflessness and giving that have taken place in the commonwealth this past year. Here is one:
|Bob Beach receiving the Patriot Award from PGA President Ted Bishop. Photo courtesy of pga.com|
Bob Beach just returned from San Diego where he was presented with the PGA of America's Partriot Award. The Patriot Award is presented by The PGA of America to PGA Professionals who personify patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrate unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected the United States of America. Bob has certainly embodied the values of this award. He, with help from his wife Cathleen, assembles care packages containing golf clubs and balls that are sent to the troops in Afghanistan. He co-founded Golf For All, a program where PGA Professionals and Physical Therapists team up to teach disabled and PTSD Veterans, blind persons, children with autism and those with other cognitive challenges, to play and compete in the game of golf. For 20 years he has been the lead instructor in New England for teaching golf to the physically challenged. Last year alone, he ran 46 free golf clinics to provide instruction for disabled veterans. The list goes on...
After watching this video created by Golf For All, it's easy to see why this honor was bestowed upon Bob Beach. Read more about Bob and the Patriot Award.