Fort Wayne offers new adaptive golf cart

A golfer demonstrates how to use the new adaptive golf cart at McMillen Park Golf Course.
A golfer demonstrates how to use the new adaptive golf cart at McMillen Park Golf Course.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- Turnstone and the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department are offering a new special adaptive golf cart at McMillen Park Golf Course, city officials announced Thursday.

The golf express cart has been modified in the following ways:
– 360-degree swivel seat with infinite stops
– Adjustable height and forward position seat for both children and adults to use
– One-hand-control steering
– Adjustable restraint system to provide stability for the golfer while swinging and moving
– Wraparound bar for easy access and positioning

The golf cart is Fort Wayne’s first cart of its kind, according to the city.

Turnstone and the city were able to make the purchase with the help of a grant from the National Alliance for Accessible Golf.

“This is a great asset for the golfers with mobility impairments in the area who are unable to use a regular golf cart and would like to have more access to the course,” said Tina Acosta, director of sports and recreation for Turnstone.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this cart,” said Al Moll, Fort Wayne’s director of parks and recreation. “It will provide many more opportunities for kids with mobility impairments who enroll in our youth Lifetime Sports Academy summer program and our adults to enjoy the golfing experience.”

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