1 Hole of Inspiration and Amazement!
Gary Woodland, the defending champion at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, invited a special golfer to play the world-famous 16th hole with him. The special guest was Amy Bockerstette, a special Olympics athlete. Woodland didn’t know what to expect, but it seemed like great fun. Amy teed up the ball and hit it well. She then chipped it out of the sand onto the green on her second shot. She then sunk a 15-foot putt for the par.
Mind you, this was done with zero warm up and in front of thousands of people in the stands. Amidst all of this pressure, Amy simply nailed it. She impressed Woodland and since this video has been viewed 10 million times, she has impressed and amazed people around the world.
Joe’s Perspective: I once played a round of golf and “played through” the number one rated female golfer in the world (Lydia Ko). She stood at the tee as 4 guys teed off on a par 3. All warmed up, none of us managed a par. The idea that Amy could pull this off during this environment is so impressive. What’s even more impressive is Amy receiving a full-ride scholarship to play collegiate golf, becoming the first known golfer with Down syndrome to receive such a scholarship. Good for Amy! So impressive. She continues to nail it.
Your Turn: What are your thoughts after viewing this blog post about Amy.
I think this is awesome, Amy sounds very deserving of a scholarship. It was nice of the pro golfer to let Amy go with him. She proved that she could golf at a high level in front of people. There should be more opportunities like this in sports.
Amy should definitely be proud of herself because she truly deserves the scholarship. It is awesome to see that her down syndrome didn’t stop her from being herself and pursuing her passion.
Awesome story and great content what a true inspiration!
I loved reading this article and think that she should get a scholarship with a doubt in my mind. It was amazing to read such an inspirational story
Great story, it is nice to see inclusion from high level athletes and I hope Amy succeeds in her golf career and can be an inspiration for others.
What an amazing story. It is very difficult to do something go like that, especially under suboptimal conditions. Very impressive!
I think that this is amazing. It is cool that Amy was able to do so well in front of so many people and with no warm up. Despite being a special olympics athlete, she was able to show what she can really do.
I think this is an amazing story. Amy sounds very deserving of this opportunity and the fact that she was able to step up and do so well is very inspiring.
This is an amazing story, to be able to preform in front of thousands of people is something special. Any should be very proud for what she accomplished at the golf outing.
I think this is great. The fact that someone with a disability can get that kind of recognition and opportunity is fantastic.
This is a really cool story and it inspires me.
I think this is great. The fact that someone with a disability can get recognition and an opportunity in amazing.
It is truly incredible that she was given this opportunity and that she did so well in that environment. Such a cool story.
This is truly amazing and Amy truly deserves that scholarship that she earned. Sports are such a beautiful way for people to give back to the community and people that are not as fortunate to be able to play. Truly outstanding.
i think that Amy being able to make a putt with no warm-up and in front of all those people is amazing and she should be proud of herself.
It truly is incredible seeing her hard work pay off. She does not care if she is doubted.
Phenomenal story. I love how amy took the time to give back to her community
It’s very wholesome! Amy obviously deserves the recognition that she’s getting.
I think it’s amazing that someone gave her the chance to do that
This is inspiring because it motivates me and others to become a better person and respect people who can do more then the average person with disabilities.
It was an awesome story. It was very inspirational and motivates me!
This is very inspiring and it is great that she got that opportunity.
I think she is really inspiring. I’m happy that she got this chance and It’s so amazing that she did what she did.
I think this story is truly inspirational. It’s awesome that she got to opportunity and I think she is 100% deserving of it. It goes to show that even if you put your mind to something, you will achieve your goals. She should be very proud of herself.
This story is truly inspiring and I feel so happy for Amy and the opportunity that she got.
This is a great representation of what sports should be about! Kudos to the golfer for allowing her this awesome oppurtunity! Congrats to Amy!
The opportunity that Amy was given was inspiring. This is a story that gives many people, especially those with disabilities, the inspiration to do something great.
I think this story is very inspiring. Amy did very well under a lot of pressure and is very inspiring.
I think this is awesome, Amy sounds very deserving of a scholarship. It was nice of the pro golfer to let Amy go with him. She proved that she could golf at a high level in front of people.
I find it inspirational that she could over come the odds. Despite a disinclination, she proved to be an amazing athlete.
I think Amy is a very special person who lets nothing stop her.
Amy is an inspiration to several people because she did not anything affect her or stop her from doing what she wanted to do.
this story is inspiring and I plan to take Amy’s dedication and mindset
This is truly an amazing story. Amy even with her disability went out and did what she loved to do.
Truly inspiring. The fact that Amy was able to make par with all of that pressure is incredible. Even more so when you consider the fact that 3 other pros were unable to do so.
Amazing article. Amy is inspiring because she’s not letting anything stop her from what she loves. Also that she made par on 16 with thousands of people watching is amazing.
This is inspirational. Amy is an amazing athlete and an amazing person. To have her play and show what golf means and what it is like to play. She knows just to have fun and not care about what anyone thinks.