Amy Bockerstette is the primary particular person with Down syndrome to compete within the nationwide school championship
Here is a little moment in history.
HISTORY MADE! Puma Golf was part of history today as @AmyGolfsNDances became the first college athlete with Down syndrome to compete in a national championship with @NJCAA. Good luck to trainers Matt Keel and Amber Daczka, Paige Dormal, Emily Ingels and Sara Kearns. Jinking Kim! #GoPumas pic.twitter.com/0oA8tXRqig
– Puma Athletics (@PVCCPumas) May 10, 2021
In 2019, a video of Amy playing a notoriously difficult hole with Gary Woodland at TPC Scottsdale (video of which below) went viral. Bockerstette and her family founded the I Got This Foundation, which provides golf lessons and opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Amy Bockerstette throws out a first place at a baseball game.
Amy has been asked to give inspiring speeches and appearances based on the success she has had over the years. At the 2019 National Down Syndrome Congress in Pennsylvania, she stated that she used "positive self-talk" with phrases like "you have this" and "you can do this" to keep her busy and focused while playing golf.
Have fun with the Bockerstette training in 2019 in Waste Management Phoenix Open, along with defending PGA Tour Champion Gary Woodland. You may want some tissues as all that cut grass can cause allergies. Gosh, there is so much cut grass.
She has that.