WE empower those with neurological conditions.

Since 1989, OhioHealth Fore Hope has been improving cognitive, physical and social needs through individual and group golf programs. We work with seasoned golfers and those new to the game.

Fore Hope can help those living with symptoms and disabilities from stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions. It also helps those living with cognitive and physical challenges from many other conditions.

As part of the OhioHealth Fore Hope enrollment process, our golf therapy participants will meet with our Fore Hope golf professional and certified recreation therapist for assessment, review and preparation for golf curriculum. The Fore Hope golf adaptive programs are facilitated year-round both one-on-one or in group sessions. 

To get started, call (614) 566.4242 or email ForeHope@ohiohealth.com

The Fore Hope golf adaptive programs are facilitated year-round both one-on-one or in group sessions.

Our outdoor therapeutic golf sessions take place at Safari Golf Club.

The benefits of OhioHealth Fore Hope golf therapy

This community-based wellness program has many physical, cognitive and social benefits such as: 

Physical — Improved balance, range of motion, strength and endurance, and standing tolerance

Cognitive — Decision-making skills, long-term memory skills, short-term memory skills

Social — Independence, recreation, social interaction

We offer specialized adaptive equipment to allow participants with physical disabilities to play with the same advantages as an able-bodied player. From golf carts to clubs to gloves, our therapists help identify the right equipment for you. 

About the Fore Hope Team

Participants will meet with our Fore Hope golf recreational and physical therapist, who leads the team in utilizing golf as a recreational outlet that enhances quality of life.

Additional team members include:

  • A golf professional who adapts the golf swing to fit the needs of each individual or group

  • Volunteers who assist our participants as needed

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Fore Hope office at (614) 566.4242 or email ForeHope@ohiohealth.com.

Make a Difference

OhioHealth Fore Hope adaptive golf would not be possible without support from our community. If you are interested in giving to OhioHealth Fore Hope, please visit the OhioHealth Foundation Fore Hope giving page or email ForeHope@ohiohealth.com or contact the OhioHealth Foundation at (614) 544.GIVE (4483) for more information. Any gift is tax deductible.

Fore Hope Giving Opportunity