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.