Rocky Mountain Adaptive is excited to have Bob McDermott join us for this years golf fundraiser on September 22, 2017. Bob will be running a golf clinic in the morning of the event, playing in the tournament, and we are also honoured to have Bob as our guest speaker in the evening, talking about how he overcame the challenges of his amputations.
The following is shared from Alberta Sports Hall of Fame: www.ashfm.ca/hall-of-fame-honoured-members/browse/achievement-award/macdermott-robert
“Robert “Bob” MacDermott started playing golf at the age of 30. He has had victories at the provincial, national and international level along with his many top finishes. What is remarkable about Bob is he achieved all this after surviving an accident on the farm that took his left leg, left arm and right thumb when he was 29.
Bob has competed in both amputee and able-bodied events. He won the British Amputee Championship in Dublin, Ireland, and has won the annual Alberta Amputee Pro/Am Tournament more than 10 times. He has multiple second-place finishes at the Canadian Amputee National Championship and multiple third-place finishes at the United States National Amputee Championship. He shot a 65 to win the Belvedere Golf & Country Club Championship in Edmonton in 2003. He won the championship again in 2004 and 2005 and broke the all-time course record while doing so. Bob is still competing and his list of golf achievements continues to grow.
Bob works full-time running programs for the developmentally disabled. He also assists at golf clinics to encourage future amputee golfers. He has been a guest speaker at numerous functions talking about overcoming adversity and using sport as a means of rehabilitation. Bob has served as a board of director for the Alberta Amputee Sport and Recreation Association for the past seven years and is currently the Vice President. The City of Edmonton awarded Bob MacDermott the Salute to Excellence’ Award in 2000, for his contributions as an athlete and for his community service. Bob has brought recognition of the sport of Amputee Golf to the forefront in Alberta, and continues to pursue his golf ambitions while encouraging others to do the same.”
ForeAbility takes place on September 22 at the spectacular Silvertip Resort in Canmore. This annual fundraiser provides much needed funds for RMA, allowing us to continue the mission to reach and enable more individuals of different abilities participate, learn and excel at mountain sport and recreation. We need your help to make this year’s event the biggest yet! Join us as a team of 4, individual player, silent auction donor, dinner guest or sponsor of the event. Find out more…