ATLANTIS, FL - On Thursday, December 13th honorary PGA member and famous trick shot artist Dennis Walters spent his afternoon entertaining families and young patients residing at Quantum House in West Palm Beach. Dennis shared his inspirational message of hope, while his dog Mr. Bucky performed tricks for the children.
This special visit by Dennis Walters served as the kick off for the South Florida PGA Smiling Fore Life program at Quantum House located behind St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach. Every Thursday from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, PGA Professional Dave Pesacov will visit Quantum House providing the young patients and their families with an opportunity to learn the game of golf and take their minds off the battles they are facing.
The South Florida PGA Foundation Smiling Fore Life Program has touched the lives of over 300 young children throughout South Florida, and with the addition of Quantum House we look forward to that number growing. “Quantum House is a special place, and we are thrilled to have an opportunity to work with them and give back to the South Florida community,” states South Florida PGA Executive Director Geoff Lofstead.
In addition to special guest Dennis Walters, Jersey Mike’s Subs was on site providing all those in the home with lunch.
About Dennis Walters
The Dennis Walters Golf Show is a one hour combination of “Golf Lessons and Life Lessons”. It is great golf, great fun, along with an inspiring message. The show is also about reaching for dreams and Dennis is not talking about a dream you have at night. To him a real dream is having a positive thought in your head and in your heart and doing whatever it takes to make that come true. Every person should have a dream. You’re never too young to have one and there certainly are no expiration dates on dreams. Also, “if you have a dream and it doesn’t work out, never stop dreaming … get a new dream!” Dennis’ dream was always to play successfully on THE PGA TOUR. He had an accident in 1974 that left him paralyzed from the waist down. After his accident it was looking pretty bleak for that dream. Dennis found there were a lot of things he couldn’t do, but there was no way he was giving up playing golf and thus with this never say die attitude a new career was born.
About Quantum House
Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. Quantum House is a proud member of the Healthcare Hospitality Network.
About The South Florida PGA Foundation
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education and scholarships, and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,600 men and women PGA Professionals dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.
About The South Florida PGA
The South Florida PGA, one of 41 PGA Section offices throughout the United States, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the game of golf while continuing to enhance the standards of the profession. The South Florida Section is one link in the grass-roots network used to facilitate communication amongst the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and the PGA’s 28,000 members. The South Florida Section PGA is comprised of over 1,600 men and women PGA Professionals dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf. For more information, please visit www.sfpgagolf.com or call 561-729-0544.