The Conquistador Paragolf Championship, a 54 hole major adaptive tournament, will be a World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD) event sanctioned by the USGA and the R&A. We already have verbal commitments from 25 of the top 100 ranked adaptive golfers in the US, including Amputee, Single Limb, Vision Impaired, TBI, Cognitive, and Spinal divisions. We expect to limit the field to 90-100 golfers total (based on current interest and historical adaptive tournament numbers).
Tracy Ramin from Michigan (ranked in the top thirty in the world), winner of the Michigan Amputee Championship, and chairman of the Conquistador Competition Committee
Based on previous experience, we expect to be able to commit to 140-150 room nights for the participants. One of our requirements with hospitality needs will be properties that have enough ADA compliant rooms to accommodate the participating wheelchair and vision impaired participants.
2019 USAGA Banquet facility
On the evening of the final round, we will host an awards ceremony and reception for all participants. We are still working on the details of what type of event (semi-formal or casual) this will be as well as the F&B requirements.
Five of the finest golfers in the Midwest!
The golf facilities for both events will be announced by 8/15. Crucial here will be to have a tournament quality facility, a course that is adaptive "friendly", and either onsite accommodations or accommodations in very close proximity to the golf facility for the convenience of the participants.
Food and beverage operations will be "5 star" with the capability of showcasing some of the finest food and beverage establishments that Tucson has to offer. We also plan on offering complimentary local transportation for the participants in the tournament. This needs to be the ultimate experience for all participating. This needs to be the ultimate statement for the City of Tucson.
2021 TIU Shootout Update
We're now intent on making the 2nd annual TIU Shootout the “adaptive pro-am” event immediately after the Conquistador (see above) in April 2021 as opposed to a standalone event, as combining both we feel would have more of a PR impact (and be financially more viable) than a standalone event. With the postponement of the Paralympic Games we need to support these athletes as best we can so they can continue to train and represent UArizona in it’s best light. This isn't just about golf, it's about the UArizona Adaptive Athletic program and promoting the program to the best of our abilities.
Jonathan Snyder (nationally ranked One Arm Golfer) guest speaking at a youth clinic in Illinois. Under Jonathan's direction, his group gave more than 9,400 Adaptive golf lessons in the last year.
We are confident that with your support, we can not only showcase Tucson, but make a huge difference in many deserving lives.
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