Back in 1989, Nan Wolbert, a registered nurse, sustained a severe head injury in an automobile accident. Looking for a recreational activity to improve her concentration and balance that she would also enjoy with her husband, she elected to give golf a try. In the process, Nan discovered that the experience offered a renewed sense of self-confidence in life. And the fun, friendship and improved self-esteem she found on the practice green carried over into her non golf-related activities. Due to her success with golf as therapy, Nan decided to offer lessons to others with disabilities! Hence, Golf 4 The Disabled was born!
Our clinics are made possible by the volunteers that love the game of golf and find enjoyment in teaching this great game to those with disabilities. Our volunteers are golfers at any level of play, but most importantly, they love the game and love to help others.
Donations allow us to offer the clinics to all ages and most all disabilities at a very nominal fee or scholarships to our students. They also allow us to purchase adaptive golf carts that are distributed around the Denver Metro Area Golf Courses, allowing people with disabilities to play the course with the aid of the adaptive golf cart.
Ken has 40 years experience in investment management, was partner UAT inc., VP and Director Janus Capital Group. Vice President Fidelity Investments Institutional Services, CDA consulting services. Ken also played division 1 football at the university of Pittsburgh and has worked with underprivileged children and was former board member for the School for the Blind.
Ken has been self employed most of his life working in many fields such as photography, construction, IT Consulting, Financial Planning and is currently retired and teaching individuals financial literacy through his financial coaching practice. Ken retired at the early age of 52 and enjoys several volunteer opportunites such as Rotary, Habitat for Humanity, The First Tee as well as being actively involved in his church and family. Serving on the board of Golf 4 the Disabled allows Ken the opportunity to share the great game of golf with those that have a disability turning it into a passion and a way to get out and enjoy all that Colorado has to offer.
Barry is a retired school teacher after teaching and coaching in the Aurora School District for over 35 years. Barry coached both boys and girls basketball along with coaching football. Barry is an above knee amputee and loves golf and teaching golf to others. Barry has been coordinating students for Golf 4 the Disabled for several years.
June is married and has lived in Colorado for 55 years. She has 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. June worked for Craig Hospital after 25 years and retired from her position there. She loves to bicycle.
Joe Gomez graduated from UNC with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He founded the Craig Hospital Therapeutic Recreation Program and retired in 2011 after 40 years. Joe started the Rocky Mountain Wheelchair Games and Craig Hospital Wheelchair Basketball Programs. He coached wheelchair sports to include basketball, track, field, weight lifting, table tennis, swimming & archery, traveling to competitions around the world. He enjoys working with individuals with disabilities.
Carol Huserik graduated from Metropolitan State College in Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation. She currently works in Craig Hospital’s Therapeutic Recreation Department. She enjoys helping individuals with disabilities increase their enjoyment of life through recreation.
Britton started his journey with a goal for mission work. I completed my BA in Bible and ministry, and during grad school found my passion to serve by helping families and business owners protect what they worked so hard to build. I have had the opportunity to serve others through my involvement with the Rotary and also on the board of Golf 4 The Disabled. I am blessed with an amazing wife and three beautiful children
Esmond grew up and graduated from high school in Hawaii. He worked and retired from Automotive industry. Esmond is a former Golf Pro in the early 70’s, played on the Asian Tour in 72 & 73. Esmond had a 5 way Heart Bypass surgery in January 2000 and has suffered 2 heart attacks and 2 strokes Started playing Golf again about two and half years ago for therapy after abstaining from golf golf for close to 40 years. as part of my therapy , so swinging the golf club