"My earliest trick shot routines were with one
arm, on one leg, seated and blindfolded. I soon realized I had
learned a great deal about the challenges facing disabled people.
I began teaching and writing on golf with all
types of disabilities and it's been going great guns ever since
Great guns, indeed. After 35+ years of
working with disabled people, Peter Longo is recognized as one of
the world's leading authorities on the subject.
He has written dozens of articles for individual
publications, along with teaching manuals on disabled golf for the USPGA,
The Spanish Golf Federation and the National Golf Foundation.
Peter began Wounded Warrior Golf Schools in
2013. Under the title "Camp LiberTee", military personnel injured in Iraq and
Afghanistan are eligbile for the three day immersion schools
nationwide. Call Peter directly for more information 630-616-1515
"Peter has truly given me a new reason
to press on with my life." 1LT Brian Donarski (Ret) US
ARMY, Camp LiberTee attendee.
"Oh my Lord, I love his passion for the
game. Peter is so patient and he gave me great confidence." MSGT
Lizzamaris Vazquez, US ARMY Camp LiberTee attendee.
"It is such an honor learning from
Peter and I really enjoyed the lessons. I look forward to many more
lessons from you. It's very relaxing and therapeutic." Jay
Ramirez (Ret) USMC, Camp LiberTee attendee.
"I had an amazing time and really
enjoyed your lessons. Thany you so much." Matt Barron,
SGT, US ARMY Camp LiberTee attendee.
He produced the first video ever done on
handicapped golf, (CHALLENGE GOLF, 1987) which has become an
industry standard the world over.
In 1989, Peter authored a treatise on golf and
challenges for the U.S. Government that earned him a trip to the White House to
meet sponsors First Lady Barbara Bush and Queen Sylvia of Sweden.
He was an original member and Chairman of the PGA's Committee
for the Physically Disabled and still serves on the Advisory Board.
Peter is also active in the golf programs and fund
raising efforts of both Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and the
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the world's largest rehab
Peter received Marianjoy's prestigious Joe Jemsek
"Par Excellence" Award of 2006 for distinguished and inspirational
leadership in the field of disabled golf.
Since 2003, Peter has teamed with the Fundacion
Deporte y Desafio (Foundation for Sports and Challenges) in Madrid
and Spanish international star Sergio Garcia,
conducting Spain's first ever disabled golf teaching seminars for
professionals and students across the nation. As a result, there are
now 32 permanent sites for learning adaptive golf through Spain, in
the Canary islands and on Majorca island.
"Peter Longo is here, changing
lives", Jose Felix Balboa, President, Spanish Committee
for Disabled Golf.
In 2005, Peter released a Power Point computer
teaching CD for the PGA of America. The work, entitled
"CHALLENGE GOLF-CD", is available to both PGA members and
the general public. Orders can be made through the PGA Foundation by phone:
1-888-532-6662 or on line at:
No matter what the problem, physical, mental,
emotional ... Peter Longo
can lend a helping hand to pros and students alike.