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Program Helps Injured Vets Tee Off

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Aired 10/27/10

A local non-profit program is trying to get injured troops and veterans back into the swing of things. It's all about the game of golf.

— A local non-profit program is trying to get injured troops and veterans back into the swing of things. It's all about the game of golf.

Jason Lee receives instruction from PGA professional "AB" Nevarez during Operation Game On -- a ten-week program that teaches injured servicemen and women how to play golf, in San Diego, Calif. on October 27, 2010.
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Above: Jason Lee receives instruction from PGA professional "AB" Nevarez during Operation Game On -- a ten-week program that teaches injured servicemen and women how to play golf, in San Diego, Calif. on October 27, 2010.

Injured veterans watch PGA professional "AB" Nevarez demonstrate how to stand when teeing off, October 27, 2010 in San Diego, Calif.
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Above: Injured veterans watch PGA professional "AB" Nevarez demonstrate how to stand when teeing off, October 27, 2010 in San Diego, Calif.

Operation Game On is a ten-week program that teaches injured servicemen and women how to play golf. Twice a week, active duty members and veterans take lessons from a golf pro. At the end of the program, players get custom-fitted for a set of golf clubs. Everything is provided free-of-charge.

Coast Guard veteran Mike Beouy suffered a severe back injury in a car crash. He said golf has been a godsend.

"It's really helped me in my balance and my flexibility," Beouy said. "I have a plate in my back for fusing vertebrae together. And I think that it's really helped my range of motion."

A local Vietnam veteran started Operation Game On in 2008. Since then, 70 people have gone through the program.

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