BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Gov. Livingston High School deaf and hard of hearing students were invited to Basking Ridge Country Club on a beautiful May day to participate in a golf clinic. The clinic was led by Sue Delaney, Head PGA Professional at Basking Ridge Country Club, and her daughter, Jennifer.
Jennifer, who has taken American Sign Language courses, heard about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program at Gov. Livingston and reached out to the school to invite them for the golf clinic at the club. Jennifer volunteers as an American Sign Language interpreter for her mother's clinic. The signing allowed for the deaf and hard of hearing students to understand the lesson.
The hour and a half golf clinic consisted of learning basic facts of playing golf, game rules, putting, chipping, and full swing. The students were given several break-out sessions to practice each of these golf skills. The students finished the clinic by practicing their swings at the driving range.
When the lesson concluded, the students enjoyed lunch on the grounds of the beautiful golf course.
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing program at Governor Livingston High School began in 1977 and has a long, rich history which has evolved through these many years to become a well-respected program for the education of deaf and hard of hearing students in the tri-state area. It continues to serve many deaf and hard of hearing students from surrounding school districts. The programs has two Teachers of the Deaf, a speech pathologist that signs, a music teacher who teaches a percussion course using sign language and gestures, deaf/hard of hearing self-contained classes, mainstreamed classes with interpreters, an endless list of electives, and American Sign Language as a World Language course.
Call (908)800-2859 to inquire about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing golf clinic at Basking Ridge Country Club.
Basking Ridge Country Club is located at 185 Madisonville Rd. in Basking Ridge.