Excerpt from: Indy Star (click for full article)
Nothing makes Moore happier than to see another amputee learn how to enjoy sports. From the time she was 2 and started walking on the stump that remained from having her right leg amputated at birth, Moore refused to be limited by what others would say is a handicap.
“In golf, handicap means something totally different,” she said.
On the advice of her father, Moore took up the game at 15, made her high school team at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, progressed enough to earn a scholarship at the University of Indianapolis and became such an inspiring story that the NCAA created an annual spirit award in her honor.
She turned pro in 2003, played three years on the Futures Tour, and competed in National Amputee Golf Association national tournaments. She’s won 10 consecutive NAGA women’s national titles. The record is 11.
But her life had to be about more than winning. She proved she could play and do it well. Something had to come next.“I like teaching people who are like myself the game of golf,” said Moore, 32, Indianapolis. “They need to overcome challenges and obstacles in their lives. I need to get them up and moving again.”