DURHAM -- Last month, the Duke Men’s and Women’s golf teams volunteered their time at the 3rd annual Els for Autism Golf Challenge event at the Duke University Golf Club.
The women’s team was represented by Dan Brooks, the 6-time national champion head coach of the program, along with Virginia Elena Carta, the 2016 NCAA individual national champion, and Sandy Choi, recent semifinalist at the 115th North & South Amateur Championship.
The trio put on a hitting clinic for the tournament participants prior to the start of the event while answering questions, giving advice on preparation and enjoying a few laughs with the gathered crowd. The Duke’s Women’s Basketball team, led by head coach Joanne P. McCallie, was also there to lend support to all involved.
On the men’s side, Asssistant Coach Bob Heintz, a former PGA pro, and sophomore Shrish Dwivedi spent the day with the children’s clinic. The duo worked with a number of youngsters that are on the autism spectrum to help hone their swings and putting strokes and help fuel their love of the game.
For more information on the Els for Autism Challenge, head to the organization’s official website: http://ernieels.com/els-for-autism/2017-golf-challenge/