Golf Fore Health – The Saving Strokes Program

Today’s blog article is brought to us by Kelli Corlett, Junior & Disabled Golf Program Director at Haggin Oaks.

During the past two years I have had the honor and privilege of working with the American Heart Association through Saving Strokes “Golf Fore Health” program.   This is a golf rehabilitation class for those who have suffered from at least one stroke.   The ultimate goal of the program is to speed up and enhance the rehabilitation process for the men and women who are suffering from loss of motion, strength and speech. This program whose members meet twice per week has grown in popularity because of the comradely of the participants.   There is a shared kinship in individual success, like that of a supportive family.   I have been reminded through my experience with my now extended family, that if challenges are met with a positive attitude and perseverance, ones quality of life will improve exponentially.

The Savings Strokes family as reminded me to live one day at a time; set a goal, make a plan and strive to do the little things that will in turn make a significant difference.    To watch these men and women of dogged resolve, slowly and methodically work toward achieving their dream of standing up by themselves, walking again, or improving their speech is truly life altering.   If anyone understands how to set a goal, make a plan and do the little things day by day, it is this family.   I would like to say “Thank You” to both Golf Fore Health classes; you enrich my soul, inspire me to be courageous and instill a reference for life.   You will forever hold a place in my heart.

“Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”   -Dale Carnegie

The Morton Golf Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit corporation established and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. The Morton Golf Foundation vision is to enrich the lives of the less fortunate through the great game of golf. For more information on volunteering or donating to the Morton Golf Foundation, please contact Jane Siebers at 916-808-0969 or via email at

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