The ModGolf Podcast

The healing power of golf for kids who can use a boost

PGA Teaching Pro Kevin Corn joins host Colin Weston to discuss the impactful program he spearheads at the Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital outside of St. Louis

Kevin Corn wants every child to experience the game of golf — even those who are going through the hardest of times. And that is why he created a golf program that he conducts on Wednesdays at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

"All the children at Ranken Jordan are medically complex," says Corn, a PGA Teaching Professional. "We have kids in hospital beds and wheelchairs and walkers. They are on ventilators, they've got feeding tubes and, regardless of what they're facing, they hit golf balls. It's a very powerful afternoon and no better way to spend a day than helping them get better through golf."

Corn joins "The ModGolf Podcast" host Colin Weston to talk about the program, which is part of hospital's Care Beyond the Bedside initiative that has youth patients spending about 70 percent of their waking hours outside their rooms.

[1:45] Kevin Corn shares how he was introduced to golf by his dad at the age of 5 and his path to becoming a PGA Teaching Professional
[3:30] An overview of the golf program Corn has put in place at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, located in Maryland Heights, Missouri, and why Wednesday is his favorite day of the week
[5:00] Origin story behind the program's creation and from where Corn drew his inspiration
[9:00] Corn shares stories of how the golf program has positively impacted the lives of the kids and their families
[14:10] Stories from the parents' on how Corn's work has helped change lives and provided hope
[16:00] Ranken Jordan's "Care Beyond The Bedside" model that keeps kids active, engaged and out of their rooms
[18:00] How the Ranken Jordan golf program could and should be implemented at the 300-plus pediatric hospitals across the U.S. and Canada
[20:00] How Corn spends a typical Wednesday with the kids at "Ranken Jordan National Golf Club"
[24:10] What the future holds for Corn and the golf program at Ranken Jordan


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