First-time Golf Clinic a Hit in Southern CaliforniaApril 24, 2018
Irvine, CA – On April 14th and 15th, AJ Pujols hosted a two-day golf clinic for individuals with Down syndrome in Southern California. AJ, the oldest son of Albert & Deidre Pujols, lead the clinic with help from his high school golf coach and team.
AJ was part of this event from start to finish–he helped plan, engaged his team and others from the community, and helped to provide instruction at the clinic. As the first event that AJ has hosted on behalf of the foundation, it was one he was passionate about. He is an avid golfer, and as a younger brother to Bella (Albert and DeeDee’s oldest), who has Down syndrome, he was a natural fit as a host.
Over the course of the two-day clinic, participants with Down syndrome were taught some golf basics, like how to hold a golf club, proper golf stance, swing, putting, chipping, driving and more. Each participant was paired with a volunteer golf instructor who provided them with one-on-one instruction. On the second day of the clinic, participants and instructors took to the course to practice their new skills in a golf course setting.
View pictures from the event here.
Special thanks to AJ Pujols and his golf team for sharing their knowledge and passion for golf, and to Oak Creek Golf Club, and golf pros Duncan Simms and Seth Glasco for donating their time and facilities for the event.