Consider making golf one of your favorite activities;
it's very easy to adapt for seated playersjust use shorter
putters and a ball retriever! See the companies below that sell
adapted golf equipment.
There is even a wheelchair that will stand up
a player to putt. The Hirider, made by Falcan Rehabilitation
Products, has optional wheels that won't damage grass, and a hookup
feature so it can be towed easily by a golf cart. For information,
go to: http://www.falconrehab.com/.
You'll of course, consider miniature golf courses
because it requires less rolling, but if that gets old, consider
borrowing or renting a power chair to play nine holes at a regular
course. Or, if you can make the transfers okay, rent a golf cart!
Below are two companies that sell adaptive golf equipment. You may
also obtain additional information about adapting your sport from
the folks at Access to Recreation (listed below).
Upright Golf produces the Assistive Golf Stick, designed specifically
for golfers that play or practice from a seated position. Upright
Golf also sells adaptive putters and a ball retriever attachment
that allows golfers to remain upright, eliminating the game's repetitive
bending and stooping.
Sure Grip Sports Glove
This adaptive sports glove is made with special grasping capabilities, including a strong, Velcro strap for grasping a golf club, baseball bat, or any object. The company will build up artificial fingers into the glove, if needed. See site for details.
Access to Recreation
Scroll down on left side for golf and many other sports. Clever ClubsŪ, sold here, are a line of golf clubs for people that use a wheelchair; available in a Shorty set for use from the side.