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ABC6: Fore Hope Turns 30 Years Old

For many, there’s nothing quite like a round of golf on a relaxing, summer day. Fore Hope, an adaptive golf program, has been helping those with neurological conditions continue to do that for 30 years.

Acquired by OhioHealth in 2017, this nationally recognized, non-profit is part of OhioHealth's neuroscience program as a wellness offering for those recovering from a neurological disability. This can include stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, back and spine pain and more. It also helps those living with cognitive and physical challenges from other conditions.

To celebrate Fore Hope’s 30-year anniversary, Dennis Walters, a longtime supporter of ForeHope, hosted a unique trick shot exhibition in honor of the program’s years of service to patients.

Walters, an active golfer himself, grew up with a childhood dream of competing on the PGA tour. When a severe accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, Walters didn’t let it slow him down. Instead, he found a way to continue playing the game, despite his disability.

In a recent interview with ABC6 reporter Clay Hall, founder of Fore Hope Mindy Derr said Walters "seals the deal when it comes to helping us over the years and showing that golf can transform lives.”

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

Fore Hope is one of several wellness programs tailored to those facing neurological conditions at OhioHealth, including neurological rehabilitation, OhioHealth Delay the Disease and various support groups. To learn more about OhioHealth’s many wellness programs, click here.

You can view the ABC6 story by clicking on their logo below.