Wounded Warrior Turns to Golf for Healing

Wounded Warriors: Andy Putman from Lee Hughey on Vimeo.

Andrew Putman was an airborne medic for the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and serving in Afghanistan when a remote-controlled IED destroyed the truck in which his platoon was traveling. He suffered severe shrapnel wounds and after returning to his family unable to do normal activities, he says he was “ready to call it quits.”

But he soon found the Salute Military Golf Association, which allowed Putman and other wounded warriors to take part in free golf clinics, receive free lessons, and play rounds of golf at no cost.