Kenny has been a left BK amputee since birth due to a congenital birth defect. Kenny
picked up golf as a teenager and went on to play for his high school, in college at
Middle Tennessee State University, and turned it into an early career choice by
becoming an assistant golf professional at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, TN.
Vanderbilt Legends Club was also where he got started with NAGA in 2002 when the
National Championships were conducted there. Kenny would go on to win the National
Championship that year and defend his title for the next four years. Kenny has also
participated in the International Cup Matches on several occasions including being
selected as the captain in 2006. He has been active in amputee golf by playing in many
regional amputee events, the Canadian Amputee Championships, and other international
events including the Japan Disabled Open. After hosting the 2010 Championships he
decided to move past just participating in events and become more involved by becoming
the Executive Director in 2013. Outside of golf Kenny works as a patient care coordinator
for Fourroux prosthetics. On top of golf he enjoys running in 1/2 marathons and is the secretary for another charity
called Amputee Blade Runners. He is married to his incredible wife Christie Green and
they have one son named Aiden Green.
Virgil Price has been a member of the National Amputee Golf Association for 13 years and is a Life Member. He is also a member of the Southern Amputee Golf Association and the Eastern Amputee Golf Association. He is a right below knee amputee. He has lived in Florida since 1972. He was also the Secretary/Treasurer of the Southern Amputee Golf Association for three years. He is retired from the military and enjoys golf and bicycle riding. He presently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Robert C. "Bob" Wilson lost both legs below the knee in an accident while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk in February 1974. An avid golfer before the accident, Bob joined NAGA in 1979 and was selected by the Board for the position of Executive Secretary. He was promoted to the position of Executive Director in 1986 and held the position until 1995. Bob was reelected to the Director's position in August 2000. "If I can help just one amputee to a better life through participation in golf, that fact alone just makes my day!" Bob and his wife Nancy reside in New Hampshire.
Kellie Valentine - McKean, PA Kellie became an amputee following an automobile accident which
resulted in the loss of her right arm above the elbow in 1993. She has been a member of the
National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA) for 15 years, starting in 1996. She has accumulated
27 EAGA Tournament titles including 11 Eastern Regional Championships. She actively
participates in the NAGA National Championships each year and has been selected several times
as a member of the USA Team for the College Park Cup (Amputee Ryder Cup) serving as Captain in
2005. Kellie was instrumental in reviving the Great Lakes Amputee Open in 1999 running that
event for three years. In 2001, she was nominated and elected to serve on the EAGA Board of
Officers as Vice-President. She has been a wonderful ambassador for the EAGA lending a hand at
various events helping the disabled community. In 2010, Kellie was honored with her induction
into the EAGA “Hall of Fame”.
Craig Van Kessel has volunteered with the Western Amputee Golf Association (WAGA) for the last
14 years. He became involved when a GI buddy from the Army lost his leg and told him about
the Association. His friend passed away several years ago but Craig stuck with his commitment
to the golfers. He was made a life time member of WAGA in 1997 and two years later was made
a life time member of the National Amputee Golf Association. (NAGA).
He is the only non-amputee ever to serve on the Board of Directors for WAGA (non voting
position) where he is currently the Director of Public Relations.
Craig created a character named "Captain America" in 1998 and he and "The Captain" traveled
to England twice, Scotland and Australia twice as well to several National Tourneys around
the United States. His last trip "Down Under" was to Adelaide Australia in 2009. At all
these tournaments Captain America is there to help the golfers in any way he can and also
assit the local media locating golfers of interest and with unique stories.
In August 2010, Craig was named the US Ambassador for the South Australian Amputee Golf
Association by their President Gary Hart and spoke on their behalf at the 2010 National
Amputee Golf Association's National Tournament held in September 2010 in Nashville,
Craig although not an amputee is 100% disabled from a series of health problems. He is also
a proud veteran who served our country from 1969 - 1977.
Kim Moore has been an amputee all of her life; born with a congenital birth defect, which left her without a right foot and a clubbed left foot. She was born and raised in Ft. Wayne, IN and resides in Indianapolis, IN. She has been a sports enthusiast all of her life and at the age of 15 she picked up a golf club for the first time. Kim played high school golf, collegiate golf at the University of Indianapolis, and professional golf on the Futures Tour. She is currently a PGA professional and works as the Director of Instruction for SRT Prosthetics, where she specializes teaching golf to people with disabilities. Kim has been a NAGA member since 2003. Since playing in her first US National Amputee Championship in 2003, she has accumulated 10 consecutive titles. She has won the Canadian Disabled Open in 2003 and also the Japan Open in 2005. Kim has been selected 9 times to the US Team during the US/International College Park Cup. She was the US Captain in 2009. In 2012 she was selected to be on the Advisory Board for the National Alliance for Accessible Golf. She is very active in her local amputee community and has been part of a few First Swing clinics in her area.
Martin S. (“Marty”) Ebel lost both his legs above the knee in
1983 as a result of an accident while operating a front-end loader. He has been
active in the NAGA for a number of years as an instructor in its First Swing and
Learn to Golf Programs. Marty first joined NAGA in the late 1980s and has been
a member of the Eastern Amputee Golf Association since the early 1990s. Marty,
his wife Michelle and daughter Jackie live in Massachusetts, where Marty
practices employment and discrimination law.