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Mentally challenged learn to golf

June 23, 2006

Albany - - Most people who don't know how to play golf, usually stay away from it. But some Albany folks are up for the challenge.

The Association for Retarded Citizens spent the morning brushing up on their golf skills today.

They practiced at the First Tee Golf Course in Albany. Instructors there say they're trying to get these folks ready for the Special Olympics this fall.

"This year should be a better year, we got grass growing in. The course is looking a lot better. The athletes last year were very excited about the course and they're looking forward to coming back so were looking forward to that," says Durante Kirby.

The ARC members started practicing last week.

The Special Olympics are in October at the First Tee.

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