It’s springtime in Augusta, Ga. and that means it’s time for one of golf’s most famous tournaments – The Masters.

Doctors Hospital (located in Augusta) is using The Masters to entertain and help patients recover. They’ve rolled out the putting green and set up Nintendo’s Wii golf game so patients can get up and play if inspired.

Here’s an excerpt from their press release:

“We know that being in the hospital while others are out on the course watching golf is no fun, that’s why we try to bring the game to our patients,” says Dean Beasley, Director of Inpatient Rehab at Doctors Hospital.

Rehabilitation can be very painful for some patients when it comes to stretching and strengthening muscles that may otherwise be weak.

Nintendo Wii, donated to the Inpatient Rehab department in 2010, has become a staple that many patients are using in their recovery.  In addition to the Nintendo Wii, the putting green set up for patients helps them with their fluid movements. These options are especially popular during Masters Week.

“This is a big golf community and we know our patients want to get back to what they love to do most.  I think many spirits are lifted when they begin rehab and realize that they can start practicing their golf swing again before they even step out of the hospital, says Beasley.”

Here are a couple pictures of the setup at Doctors.

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