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About Us

About Us

The Iowa Amputee Golf Association was formed in 1992 to promote the love of the game of golf and fellowship among amputees. Amputees from all over come to participate in the three day event. It is an enjoyable weekend of great friends, food, and golf. The weekend begins with an 18-hole four person best shot on Friday afternoon followed by the tournament on Saturday and Sunday (18-holes each day). Saturday evening is the board meeting followed by the banquet where everyone gets to choose a door prize, scholarship winners are announced, along with final round pairings for Sunday. .

Skill levels of golfers vary widely with scores ranging from 70 to 150. No matter what the skill level, everyone has a great time. Players are broken up into a number of different flights including: arm, leg, multiple, and senior. No matter what your skill level, all are welcome and encouraged to come play in the fun filled weekend.

A big THANK YOU to all our sponsors that make this event possible!!

Below is a list of our current board members.

Mary Stark

IAGA Secretary

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Lives in Urbandale, IA. Originally from Batavia, IA. Below knee amputee since 1974 accident. Been playing in the IAGA tournament since 2000.

Cory Watson

President

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Cory lives in Norwalk with wife Jenny, son Dash, and beloved cat "Tigger." Due to a birth defect, Cory was born missing part of his left arm. He's worn a prosthesis all his life and relies on American Prosthetic for his regular maintenance. He began playing in the IAGA tournament in 2014 and has been actively engaged in its board of directors since 2015. You can follow him on Twitter @UnoArmBandit.

Nick Ackerman

Vice President

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Nick Ackerman, CP, LP, is American Prosthetics and Orthotics's Director of Prosthetics. An ABC-certified prosthetist, he sees patients in the Des Moines office. Nick lost both legs below the knees at 18 months old and has been with IAGA since 2005. He is a graduate of Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, as well as the prosthetics program at Northwestern University. In addition to work, Nick is an avid golfer and enjoys the outdoors. Nick resides in Polk City with his wife, Rachel, and 3 children, Mason, Grayer, and Finn.

Nick Monroe

Treasurer

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Lives in Marion, Iowa with his wife, Kacie, and two kids. Due to a birth defect, Nick functions similar to a below the knee amputee. He is a previous IAGA scholarship recipient and has been playing in the tournament since 2000.

Matt Snyder

mts804@culver.edu
Lives in Carthage, IL. Wife Meaghan, Son Reily, Daughter Bailee. Below the knee amputee following car accident in 2015. Playing in tournament since 2015.

Donnie Coyner

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Donnie Coyner lives in Hamilton, IL. Originally from Keokuk, IA. He is an Above Knee Amputee (hip disarticulation) been playing in the tournament since 1998.

Beth Shelton

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Beth is a Des Moines Native and has a lifelong love of sports. Beth was born missing a right hand and has been playing in the tournament since 2012

Kevin Freymiller

Lives in the Des Moines area.

Steve Goshon

stevegoshon@yahoo.com
Steve is from Toledo, Iowa. He is a father of 4 and grandfather of 10. He is a below knee amputee since a motorcycle accident in 1970 and loves to ride golf carts!