Josh became a bk amputee in 2012. Started playing golf in 2013. Josh has played on several golf tours Golf Channel Am Tour, VGA, NAGA, SWAGA, USAGA, FSAT and has numerous wins. He has also played several pro am PGA tournaments. He has been on 8 USA teams with various organizations. He loves golf and loves teaching golf.
My name is Randy Shack. I am an Army combat Veteran. I got a spinal cord injury from multiple I.E.D.s in Iraq. I am thankful to have found golf because it has helped me get out of dark places in my life.
With the help of golf I have now became the P.G.A. H.O.P.E. ambassador for the North Texas section I want to share the benefits golf had to offe because I know first hand how great the can be.
Bobby Bell is from Azle, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Jennifer and daughter, Lillie Bell. Despite having Polio since childhood, Bobby has always managed to stay active. Bobby enjoys competing in Bowling and other activities, but his love for the game of golf exceeds them all. Bobby started playing golf approximately around the age of 18 and has worked in the golf industry since 1999.
Bobby, along with Randy Shack and Josh Tankersley formed Texas Adaptive Golf Association in order to bring the game of Adaptive golf to Texas and the DFW Metroplex area. With a goal of making TAGA a success just like the other Adaptive events that are held in the United States every year. Bobby looks to continue to represent TAGA in adaptive golf events across the U.S. by competing in as many events as he can.
Dave was born with a congenital birth defect of his left lower leg and with the help of the Shriners Hospital for Children, he was able to have a career in sports as a Board Certified Athletic Trainer. Throughout the years he has enjoyed assisting many different athlete’s recover from their injuries and return to their sports. This has motivated him to help those who have the love of sports, but have a physical challenge. Shriners Hospital organization also gave him the ability to participate In many different sports such as golf and road cycling. This too allowed him to connect with those who had a desire to achieve a personal satisfaction of participating in a sporting activity. He fell I love with golf at a young age when his mother taught him the game and have participated in many amputee tournaments. He has served on the Texas Amputee Golf Association Board promoting and organized several tournaments locally. It is a joy watching new members find success with this great game.
For the past 30 years, Robert has been been in the transportation industry (Logistical Full Truckload) both road and rail.
Robert enjoys all sports with the most interest in Golf, Karate and Tennis. For 6 years he enjoyed working with the PGA Tour as a volunteer at the Colonial Country Club Tournament. He worked in the transportation department picking up players, caddies, family members and friends of players. "I would pick them up at one of several local airports and take them to either the Golf Course or to their hotel whichever they wanted. "
Bradley is a below the knee amputee in 2014 after battling osteomyelitis for years and several surgeries. Since then Bradley has become a fixture in adaptive golf in the Midwest Region. Known for his Loudmouth Golf attire that he wears at adaptive golf tournaments and his leg socket, Bradley stands out from the crowd. Bradley has also started teaching and mentoring other individuals with limb loss or limb deficiency and is an Amputee Peer Counselor through the Amputee Coalition. Bradley is the Midwest Trustee for the National Amputee Golf Association and is the Captain for the 2022 Phoenix Cup team representing the USA.
When Bradley isn't playing golf, he enjoys his time with his family doing a lot of other activities. Bradley lives in McHenry IL, with his wife Heidi and children, Brooke and Tyler.
Russell joined the USAF in 1998 serving a strategic analyst, and military training instructor developing and leading future officers. I was part of OIF/OEF but didn’t not see combat. While in the military I did see many things, time in Central America and South America sure opened my eyes to the many blessings America provides. After being inured and no longer physically eligible to deploy, he left active duty for reserve duty in 2006 & was retired in 2013. Russell started golf in 2013 as a way to help escape PTSD scars from his past and has worked with numerous military non profits to help other veterans combat anxiety, PTSD, and suicide prevention. "I have a passion to continue to learn the game and grow within in order to reach others and help them find a reason to keep going like I did."
Billy is currently the number 1 ranked seated golfer in the world. Currently ranked number 7 in the USA for all disabled golfers . and a member of the US Paragolf team for 2020 and 2021. Billy was a member of the 2020 USA Phoenix Cup team 2020. And has 7 overall tournament wins. Billy is is a T7 paraplegic golfer and has been playing wheelchair basketball for the Arkansas Rollin Razorbacks for the past 18 years. In 2020 he retired last year to focus solely on golf. His favorite course is the Wailea Blue Golf Course in Maui, HI. His hobbies include : Golf, hunting, fishing, spending time with my family.
Billy has been married for 27 years to his high school sweetheart Gena. They have one son, Dillon. Dillon and his lovely wife Lynae, have a child, our new grandson, Dawson
Carlos is one of the top teaching professionals in the USA. An elite instructor for most of his 17 years as a teacher, Carlos has earned many achievements and awards over the last 17 years from his teaching style and student results, one of his greatest assets is his ability to connect with his students. This connection helps students of all ages and abilities to blend the physical aspect of playing golf with the mental characteristics needed to play at higher levels. This combination has enabled his students to achieve great results in tournament play and individual amateur breakthroughs Carlos has worked and studied with some of the best teaching professionals in the USA and has been recognized in numerous publications and by industry professionals.