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Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive Rosters set for Tuesday

posted Oct 24, 2013, 8:03 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 1:57 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]
Rosters featuring some of the top arm and leg amputee golfers in the U.S and Canada are set for Tuesday’s Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive Exhibition at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex.  Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by demonstrations from teenage inventor Easton LaChappelle and Blind Golf National Champion David Meador. Between the divisional champion competition and overall match play, Brad Clayton, a PGA of America Master teaching professional, will show his one-arm trick shot skills. 

Dr. Lucian Newman in the arm division and Brendon Jacks and Jared Brentz in the leg division, will lead a field of 15 selected amputee competitors. 

The Arm Division features Daniel Aldrich, Los Angeles, Calif. (RH); Bobby Baca: Albuquerque, N.M. (RH); Brad Clayton: Oxford, N.C. (RH); Alan Gentry: Louisville, Ky. (RH); Dr. Lucian Newman III, Etowah County, Ala. (RH) and John Trenchik, Toledo, Ohio (RH). 

Leg Amputees are Jared Brentz, Nashville, Tenn. (RH); Tim Herrmann, Belle Plaine, Minn. (LH); Brendon Jacks, Prescott Valley, Ariz. (RH); Dean Jarvis: Maryville, Tenn. (RH); Chris Osborne, Birmingham, Ala. (RH); Tracy Ramin: Montrose, Mich. (RH); Toby Plasencio: Aledo, Texas (RH);Rich Sainz: Tucson, Ariz. (LH); and Josh Williams, Kitchener, Canada (LH).

 The presenting sponsors of the Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive Exhibition are Stratasys, a 3-D printing technology company, and the Amputee Long Drive Championship (Tenn.). Local sponsors include the Eureka Casino Resort, Mesquite Elks Lodge 2811, Falcon Ridge Golf Course, Wolf Creek Golf Club, Mesquite Regional Business, the City of Mesquite, Nevada and Mesquite Athletics & Leisure Services Department. 

Next year Mesquite will host the ParaLong Drive Championship event on May 8-9 and is open to amputee, paralyzed and blind golfers from throughout the world.

 Additional information is available at www.AmputeeLongDriveChampionship.com, www.facebook.com/MesquiteNvSportsAndEventComplex and  www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVParaLongDrive.