Golf WELLness is in the Bag

June 10, 2009
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Richard Nakawatase

Richard Nakawatase

Richard Nakawatase, who attended Fairplex’s golf show and entered his name in Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center/Sports Medicine Center’s drawing to win a set of Cleveland CG irons and a new bag, walked away the lucky winner. PVHMC Sports Medicine Center offers the popular Golf WELL program, a wellness program to get golfers back on the course safely after injury and the keep them there through a customized, golf-specific fitness program. (See Get WELL, Stay WELL, Golf WELL, under Lifestyle-Health & Fitness.)

“Over 30 million people play golf regularly,” said Physical Therapist and Program Director Marti Kunishima, “and another 3 million take it up each year. Of those, nearly 80% will experience golf-related injuries. Our motivation is clear: We wanted to help golfers get well, stay well and golf well.”

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