Teeing Up A Golf Ball With Parkinson”s

So, I still am able to play golf having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s (PD or the beast) for 7 years.

Actually, I began playing golf, more than one or two times per year, after I was diagnosed. I find that golf is therapeutic for me . I stretch almost all muscles, and multitask during a round of golf.

Additionally, there is a great deal of social interaction which keeps me out there in public. The only time PD comes up is when I am trying to get my opponent to give me strokes (winning 25 cents helps with the family finances).

The following is a link that may give you an idea of what goes through my mind when I tee up the golf ball.

Bob

“Two shoes on again today”

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About bobharmon49

Parkinson’s Cure Research Funding, Inc. (“PCRF”) was founded in November, 2010 as a non-profit corporation dedicated to raising money for Parkinson’s disease research and patient support. The corporation’s main fundraising event is an annual golf tournament held in April at the Lake Ashton community in Winter Haven and Lake Wales, Florida. Proceeds from the event have been donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation. Prior to forming PCRF the first golf tournament was held in April 2009 and we raised $12,000. The second tournament in April 2010 raised $27,000. Our next tournament will be held on April 7, 2012. At each of the first two golf outings, 215 players filled the two 18 hole golf courses at Lake Ashton. PCRF was founded by Bob and Cecily Harmon. Bob was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2006 and is still very active playing golf and working to help find a cure for PD through fund-raising. He has recently been named to the Southwest Florida Regional Council of the Michael J Fox Foundation. Their mission is to drive ideas about local engagement opportunities to increase Parkinson’s Disease awareness, enhance education efforts and connect with untapped resources to develop the overall expansion of the Fox Foundation in Florida. The Harmon’s facilitate the Lake Ashton Parkinson’s Outreach Group which supports local Parkinson’s patients and their care partners. The group meets on the first Friday of every month at 10am at Lake Ashton and is open to the Parkinson’s community in the general public.

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