The ModGolf Podcast: What Is Your Superpower? - Amy Bockerstette, I Got This Foundation Ambassador And Down Syndrome Golfer Advocate

In this episode of The ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, interviewed Amy Bockerstette who first came to prominence in the public eye during the moment that Colin describes below. 

"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 the 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."

The I GOT THIS Foundation was born out of this moment, which was captured on video and has since gone viral, receiving more than 54 million views on social media platforms.

"I am strong, I am confident and I am proud to be happy. I am powerful and love my Power Pose!" - Amy Bockerstette

Amy's dream foursome... Nick Jonas, Grant Gustin (The Flash) and Zac Efron (and PGA TOUR pro and friend Gary Woodland)

Amy is active on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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"When I mentioned Amy's episode to the folks at British Columbia Golf they immediately wanted to support it, as one of their goals is to create a sport that is accessible and inclusive. They strive to create a golf environment that is respectful of participant's personal goals and is free from all forms of maltreatment. As a provincial arm of Golf Canada, British Columbia Golf supports women golfers and players of all ages and abilities, while continually working to improve partner relationships to increase participation in the sport. 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."

- Colin Weston, creator and host of The ModGolf Podcast