CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH)-- The Travelers Championship has a very special event going on there to support our veterans. The Wounded Warrior Project is helping some Veterans to get on the green and take a new swing at life.
When you've seen hell, then teeing off at a PGA course in front of a humble crowd must seem like heaven. There is, however, some stress involved.
"Straight! That's it! I might have to do it with a putter the whole time, but I'm going straight!" said Worrall.
John Franklin Worrall is one of three veterans playing the "Wounded Warrier Threesome" at the TPC River Highlands. With the help of custom made clubs by Calloway, as well as an appreciative gallery, the trio tackled one of the trickiest courses in New England.
When asked what his goal is, Justin Nash, of Cheshire said, "get off the first tee! There's a lot of people here."
What this shows, however, is that thanks to the non-profit Wounded Warriors program, veterans can enjoy even the simplest things again like hitting a round, dimpled, frustrating little ball.
"It's called the invisible wounds of war. No matter what solider goes overseas, sailor, marine, airman, what they bring back in their mind, or their body, with or without a limbs, sometimes it's pretty incredible. Days such as this, with fellow veterans, is pretty incredible," said Kevin McMahon, Old Lyme.
True hell is something many can only ponder something these men lived in Iraq and Afghanistan. What a joy to revel in the fruits of their labor, even if a shot or two or three doesn't always work out as planned.
"I don't play all that well, but we're here. What I think that does, shows other wounded soldiers, yeah, you can get back to your life, you can do things again," said Worrall.
For more information on the Wounded Warrior project, go to their website at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
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