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.