American Junior Golf Association Becomes Partner of David Toms Overcoming Adversity Award
NORMAN, Okla. – The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) will join with the David Toms Foundation and Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) as a presenting partner of the David Toms Overcoming Adversity Award.
First presented in 2010, the David Toms Award recognizes men’s collegiate golfers that have overcome obstacles in life to excel in the classroom, compete on the golf course and demonstrate a high quality of character. Adverse situations may include, but are not limited to, personal tragedy, injury, or physical, psychological or mental disability.
“The American Junior Golf Association is excited to partner with the David Toms Foundation and the GCAA to recognize these young men who show great determination and courage,” said Stephen Hamblin, AJGA Executive Director. “Previous recipients have served as great examples of how golf can inspire the best in all of us.”
“The David Toms Foundation is very pleased that the AJGA will join our efforts in honoring these young golfers that perservered and thrived despite the obstacles life has thrown in their way,” said David Toms. “We have a long association with the AJGA and we’re happy to join with them and the GCAA in this endeavor.”
Recipients of the David Toms Award include Ryan Korengel (severe brain trauma), Spencer Shindler (family adversity), Ryan Prokay (Tourette syndrome), Eric Banks (open-heart surgery), Brad Schnieder (severe leg injuries), Justin Lower (family tragedy) and Billy Shida (Lyme disease).
The 2016 David Toms Recipient will be named later this month.