The freshman class of Stepping Stones, a South Arkansas Community College program for young adults with special needs, recently took a field trip to the Lions Club Municipal Golf Course.
Stepping Stones, directed by DeAnna Tracy, has a unique curriculum and mission that enables young adults with special needs to benefit from a college setting and develop skills and disciplines that promote greater confidence, independence, and the ability to participate fully in the social fabric of society, said Art Noyes, executive director of KidsNGolf.
Noyes leads the class twice a week, familiarizing members with golf by using the front lawn of SouthArk’s east campus as a driving range.
He said class members wanted to visit an actual golf course, so a field trip to LCMGC was arranged.
“Golf is a wonderful activity for people who are typically not encouraged to take part in conventional team sports. It’s a great fit for Stepping Stones,” Noyes said. “It is a game where growth and success are measured and celebrated individually.”
Students toured the LCMGC pro shop, hit balls on the driving range and putted on the practice green.
There were also demonstrations on how to play the game from tee to green.
For more information on the Stepping Stones program, call Tracy at (870) 864-8455.