Several months ago a new patient was admitted to Ranken Jordan. He was a bit older than many of the kids, maybe 16 or 17 years old, and in a wheelchair. I did not know then why he was in a wheelchair and I still do not know why he is in a wheelchair now. As it relates to golf the "why" is irrelevant and has no bearing on teaching him how to play golf. The only problem with teaching him to play golf is how he responded the first time he came to a clinic. To say this young man wasn't overly excited about learning to play golf is a gross understatement. Our initial conversation went something like this:
Me: Good morning, do you want to come join us and play golf?
Dakota: No, this game is stupid and boring. I don't want to play.
Me: Are you sure? All the kids enjoy it and have fun playing.
Dakota: No, it is stupid!
Me: OK, why don't you just hang out here and watch. If you want to play later just let us know.