In an amazing feat of athleticism, double-leg amputee Jared Brentz followed up his 360 yard drive to win the two-leg below the knee championship by cruising by five other open division qualifiers with a drive of 352 yards to claim the ParaLong Drive World Title.
One-leg competitor Tim Herman placed second with a drive of 322 yards. Complete listing of all division winners are listed below.
When the dust settled after a long day of competition, 20 brave men and women won individual ParaLong Drive World Championships. They competed in one arm or leg to Paramobile Division championship. The paramobile competitors amazed the audience in their ‘Standup and play’ motorized chairs.
“I had an idea,” said Anthony Netto, winner of the Two-Leg Paramobile Division. “There was nothing out there to help us play golf. I came up with the design and the engineer’s took it from there. It needed to be a medical device, so that’s what we did. The chair is F.D.A. improved. There is now 400 devices world-wide with two in Mesquite, thanks to the Eureka Hotel and Casino Resort through their ‘Wounded Warrior’ program.”
Full List of Winners:
Military: Ivgi Shlomo, 225 yds, Netanya, Israel.
Age 45 – 49: Rene Olgers, 296 yds, Amstelveen, Netherlands.
Age 50-54: Anthony Netto, 297 yds, San Diego, Calif.
Age 55+: Bill Davis, 290 yds, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Triple: Paul Hebert, 239 yds, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Humberto Reyna, 255 yds, Liberty, NC.
Hypermobile: Rene Olgers, 296 yds, Amstelveen, Netherlands.
Women – One-Arm Unassisted: Kellie Valentine, 224 yds, Erie, Penn.
Women – One-Arm Assisted: Tineke Loogman, 217 yds, Aalsmeer, Netherlands.
Women – One-Leg Below Knee: Kim Moore, 242 yds, South Bend, Ind.
Paramobile, 1-Arm: Matt Farmen, 201 yds, Tucson, Ariz.
Paramobile, 2-Arm: Anthony Netto, 289 yds, San Diego, Calif.
Blind/Vision Impaired: Scott Aughtry, 313 yds, Hot Springs Village, Ark.
One-Arm & Leg: Bill Frey, 245, Goshen, Ky.
One-Arm Unassisted: Alan Gentry, 275 yds, Louisville, Ky.
One-Arm Assisted: John Rogers, 285 yds, Apopka, Fla.
One-Leg Above Knee: Christian Sidebottom, 252 yds, Phoenix, Ariz.
Two-Leg Below Knee: Jared Brentz, 360 yds, Nashville, Tenn.
One-Leg Below Knee: Josh Williams, 322 yds, Kitchener, Canada.