Bob Ford to Present on Heart Safety at Golf Fitness, Wellness & Instruction Stage

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Kicking off three days of insightful presentations in one of the busiest areas on the PGA Show floor, PGA Professional Bob Ford will team up with Dr. Holly S. Anderson, M.D., of New York- Presbyterian Hospital to talk about one of the most important – yet misunderstood – safety protocols a golf course can have: CPR.

Titled “Making Your Club Heart Safe with Hands-Only CPR,” the presentations from Ford, the PGA Head Professional at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida, and Anderson will take place at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Jan. 22 on the Golf Fitness, Wellness & Instruction stage. Located in the back of aisles 700-2000, the Golf Fitness, Wellness & Instruction area is presented by TPI.

Andersen, who is an attending cardiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian in New York City and the director of education and outreach for the Ronaldo O. Perelman Heart Institute, will give PGA Show attendees a demonstration on how to do HandsOnly CPR, and how to make golf facilities safer with the PGA Heart Safety Club Protocol.

According to data compiled by the hospital, cardiac arrest kills one person every two minutes, and there are 350,000+ arrests each year. Golf courses are the fifth most-likely place for a cardiac event, which makes knowing the proper CPR technique all the more important for those who work at a golf course.

For more information, attendees can visit HandsOnly.org, or click here for more details on the PGA Heart Safety Club Protocol.