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Wounded Vets Get Golf Lessons At Marlton Country Club

David Bronson won't let a disability keep him from hitting the long ball. (credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

David Bronson won’t let a disability keep him from hitting the long ball. (credit: KYW’s John McDevitt)

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MARLTON, N.J. (CBS) - A group of veterans who suffered life changing injuries in past and current wars gathered yesterday at a golf range not only for exercise but to build self-confidence.

About 40 amputee veterans were getting tips from golf pros at the Indian Spring Country Club in Marlton. David Bronson was among them. He wears a prosthetic leg after being wounded in Iraq.

“It is definitely nice to have somebody to critique your game and give you some pointers on how to accommodate different disabilities and how to overcome that,” he said.

Jack Ghee is a Vietnam vet and he says the event gives those who suffered life altering injuries while serving their country an opportunity to network with others facing similar issues.

“There is too many people that sit on the couch and watch television. This here that gets you out in the outdoors.”

The First Swing Golf Clinic is in its third year hosted and it’s hosted by the Philadelphia VA medical clinic.

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio