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The Professional Golfers Association encouraged walking among fans who attended the Ryder Cup. The developers of The Hurry Cane™, a mobility solution designed to aid seniors with walking, applauded these efforts.
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
An NBC Chicago news article reported the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) recently encouraged fans of the sport to engage in walking. This is a somewhat ironic twist given golf is synonymous with its namesake golf cart, a piece of equipment designed to foster anything but walking. Nevertheless, tournament attendees seemed receptive to the idea. In a statement to the press, the creators behind the popular mobility device The Hurry Cane™ praised the PGA’s attempts to encourage walking.
The article profiled the PGA’s efforts at the most recent Ryder Cup golf tournament. Led by the PGA Director of Player Development Bob Baldassari, association employees handed out free pedometers to tournament spectators. All recipients had to do was agree to keep track of their results, notes the article.
In response to the initiative, Baldassari noted the goal was for everyone in attendance to wear a pedometer by the end of the weekend. As for his progress, the article reports Baldassari indicated he walked approximately 14,000 steps in half a day.
The makers of the mobility device The Hurry Cane™ applauded these efforts. In a statement to the press they commented, "Bravo to the PGA for recognizing the importance of staying mobile to our health and longevity!"
This unique initiative communicates to individuals that making choices like walking instead of riding in a cart on the golf course can lead to better health and well-being. Golfers and non-golfers alike can do any number of simple things to increase the number of steps they take per day. Common suggestions include taking the stairs instead of an elevator or parking in areas of a lot that require the maximum number of steps to reach the intended destination.
Throughout the tournament, the article reports spectators signed up at an established
pedometer headquarters. When asked why they were interested, most indicated health reasons.
For golfers who are resistant to the idea of walking an entire course, simply designate every other hole as one to walk and one to ride in the golf cart. Partners can split walking and riding duties by taking even or odd numbered holes.
The Hurry Cane™ is the latest innovation in mobility solutions for senior citizens and those who have difficulty walking. With a structure similar to the traditional cane, The Hurry Cane™ features a unique pivot-head design that allows for greater movement and flexibility. It also provides a strong base that allows users to perform tasks with both their hands, without having to worry about their cane falling over. With total approval ratings at a reported 98 percent, many consumers are already sharing their success stories after using this innovative product.
To learn more about The Hurry Cane™, visit http://www.thehurrycane.com.
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