Dennis Walters Conveys Message of Perseverance to Students

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Dennis Walters Conveys Message of Perseverance to Students

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Cloudy skies cleared just in time for Dennis Walters to perform his famous show on Wednesday morning, March 11th at HL Watkins Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens.  Over 250 students and faculty were in attendance.

The show began with a question and answer where Dennis got to know the students better and they got to know him.  A special performance by Dennis’ super dog and best friend, Bucky, came next with a variety of tricks including his uncanny ability to correctly answer questions by barking out the answers.  After Bucky tried to steal the show, Dennis took the stage to show students his amazing ability to strike a golf ball while sitting in his swivel chair.  Golf shots included clubs made from a fishing rod, a radiator hose, a cell phone, and Bucky’s favorite club (which is shaped like a dog biscuit).  The show concluded with his famous rapid fire machine gun shot where he hits five consecutive shots while they roll down a ramp, the last one being a special exploding ball.  Students were enthusiastic and enjoyed many of the great trick shots they observed.

Outside of his amazing talents and performance, it is the motivational message that Dennis conveys that is most important.  This message of inspiration and perseverance is woven throughout the show.  Dreams can come true for with hard work, anything is possible!

Immediately following the show Jersey Mike’s was on site providing free lunch to all those in attendance.  Special thanks to Dennis Walters and his team, students & faculty at HL Watkins Middle School, and Jersey Mike’s for a wonderful day.

About Dennis Walters
Growing up Dennis’ dream was to play on the PGA Tour.  After a tragic accident in 1974, Dennis was left paralyzed from the waist down.  This accident was difficult for Dennis as he began to find out that there were a lot of things he couldn’t do.  However, there was no way he was giving up playing golf and thus, with his “Never Say Die” attitude, a new career was born.  Dennis is one of only eleven honorary lifetime members of The PGA of America.  To learn more about Dennis visit

About Howell L Watkins Middle School
The mission at HL Watkins Middle School is using Seminole P.R.I.D.E. we strive to educate students and to assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, contributing members of society by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged, excellence is expected and differences are valued.  For more information on HL Watkins Middle School visit

About South Florida PGA Foundation
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education and scholarships, and charitable gifting.  The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of approximately 1,750 men and women PGA members and apprentices dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.  For more details on the SFPGA Foundation and how they support the south Florida community visit

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