Onelegbell

Adaptive Golfer 

About Me

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In 2011, life as I knew it was changed forever. I was involved in a traumatic motorcycle accident. My left leg was amputated above the knee, skull crushed and a metal plate added, my back broken and so many other issues. After having to get my leg re-amputated due to nerve damage, the road to recovery was needless to say long and hard. Quickly the realization that I would no longer be able to continue doing what I loved most - being a Crane and Heavy Equipment Operator - became clear. I refused to let my accident get in the way of enjoying life, focused on family and friends and found a passion for helping others who have also gone through the loss of a limb. In 2013 I bought a new set of Callaway clubs looking to get back into the game, knowing it just wouldn’t quite be the same.  Through the game of golf, I met new friends who, like me, live with a disability and really found golf to be a great outlet for fun and friendships.  Fast forward to 2018, I had the privilege of becoming the Vice Captain of the USA ParaGolf team. I am proud to be a part of and support the Never Say Never Foundation, local Amputee Support groups, the Amputee Coalition, the US Adaptive Golf Alliance and participate in various adaptive golf clinics for people with disabilities and a brand advocate for Ottobock.

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Events

2018 Adaptive Skills Challenge 1st & 2nd 

May 8th-10th US Disabled Open 2nd 

August 20th-23rd 70th National Amputee Golf Championship 

August  24th International Cup Match Won  

October 13th Florida Golf Magazine Open 

October 15th-17th 10th Phoenix Golf Cup Match Won

2018 Shriners Open Adaptive Clinic Coach

2019 US Disabled Open May 14-16 (World Ranking)  2nd

2019 SAGA Championship May 17-20 (World Ranking) 

2019 Amputee Nationals Aug (WR)

2019 USAGA Vegas  Oct (WR)

2019  GSGA  Adaptive  Championship (WR)

2020 The Cairns Cup at Celtic  Manor  UK  (Ryder  Cup)

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Support


According to the CDC, over 50 million or approximately one out of five Americans live with a disability.  Adaptive Golf is more than just a game; it offers camaraderie, a social network with full support and an opportunity to better yourself in the game.  Golf has moved into stage 2 of getting approved for the Paralympics Games.  There is a lot of work to be done in order to gain approval by the International Paralympics Committee. I am so fortunate to be a part of this effort.  If you want to support myself and or the USAGA (US Adaptive Golf Alliance) in the efforts to take the first USA disabled golf team to the Paralympics please contact me about becoming your Brand Ambassador or Sponsorship Opportunities at onelegbell@gmail.com

Partners

Sweet Swing

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Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates

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U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance

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John OneLegBell The Adaptive Golfer

Tampa, Florida, United States

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