A member of the Marine Corps' 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, he lost his left leg after being wounded in Haditha, a city in Iraq's Anbar province that experienced some of the war's most ferocious violence. combat operations near the town of Haditha, in Iraq, he lost his leg Anbar province. He lost a limb but not his life. Following his recovery, which included relearning how to walk, Bowers, 30, has found a new lease on life doing one of his favorite things: playing golf.

Bowers, who is from Fredericksburg, Virginia, was medically retired as a corporal after nearly eight years of military service with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. Now he spends his days supporting other wounded veterans and collaborating with PGA HOPE, a program that leverages golf to promote vets' "mental, social, physical and emotional well-being."

From Learn Find out more about the is program on the PGA's website: at http://www.pgareach.com/military/

The program includes a working partnership with physical therapists, introduction of the participant to the sport of golf, golf instruction, playing opportunities and social events. ... Programs take place in local markets nationally and are fully funded for military and their families' participation.

The organization aims to have a program in every state by next year.

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