On Jan. 29, 2019 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open’s Dream Day on the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, Amy Bockerstette, who has Down syndrome, demonstrated to the golfing world what a determined athlete with self-confidence and a positive attitude can achieve.
While playing with PGA Tour players Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar during a Tuesday practice round, Amy hit the par 3 tee shot 117 yards into a greenside bunker, splashed her sand shot to within 8 feet of the pin, and made her par putt in front of a roaring crowd. I GOT THIS Foundation was born out of this moment, which was captured on video by the PGA Tour and has since gone viral, receiving more than 54 million views on social media platforms.
I GOT THIS Foundation has a mission to promote golf instruction and playing opportunities for people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.
At I GOT THIS Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, they believe in people with intellectual disabilities.
By providing golf instruction, playing opportunities, and organized events, they strive to teach people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities to play golf, paving the way for them to compete in leagues with typical peers, join high school teams, and enjoy the many social benefits of golf.
Golf is a sport where everyone plays the same game on the same field. Their vision is that people with intellectual disabilities become included in those games.
January 13th, 2024 | Season 14 | 24 mins 5 secs
adam beach, adventure golf & sports, afriyea golf academy, amy bockerstette, bob parsons, brad schweigert, christina kim, claude brousseau, clubface golf, danielle tucker, entrepreneurship, gary guerrero jr, golf business, golf industry, i got this foundation, innovation, isaiah mwesige, kevin corn, lagshot golf, lpga tour, modgolf, modgolf podcast, mygolfspy, paul mceldon, preston phillips, pxg, scott lundmark, scratch golf academy, sport tech
If you didn’t get the chance to listen to all of our twelve Season 14 episodes, this bonus show gives you a recap of the great conversations I had with some of the golf industry's top influencers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Hopefully this will inspire you to listen to a couple of the episodes listed below. Enjoy!
What Is Your Superpower? - Amy Bockerstette, I GOT THIS Foundation Ambassador and Down syndrome Golfer Advocate
November 29th, 2023 | Season 14 | 33 mins 1 sec
accessible golf, amy bockerstette, down syndrome, entrepreneurship, golf charity, i got this, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, neurodiversity, social impact
"I have Down syndrome and I am rocking my extra chromosome!" - Amy Bockerstette and her dad Joe join host Colin Weston for a heartfelt, fun and inspirational conversation about how golf has positively impacted their family and the community they have helped create.