Another inspiring moment for Amy | LPGA

Music artist Niall Horan and Amy Bockerstette pictured during the Pro Am event at The ISPS HANDA World Invitational

Amy Bockerstette seems to have no idea how much she inspires. Earlier this spring, 22-year-old LPGA * USGA Girls Golf alumna from Phoenix, Arizona became the first person with Down syndrome to ever compete in a college championship. She is also believed to be the first student athlete with Down syndrome to receive an athletic scholarship to college or university.

If you’re not familiar with Amy, all of this began after she hit the public eye as a video showing her on the 16th. Since then, Amy’s spirit and enthusiasm have caught the attention of national media and millions of sports fans around the world pulled. She was on almost every major TV channel and her life has become a shining example of the positive impact people with special challenges have on us all.

The moving moments continued this week after Amy received a special invite from one of her idols. In another viral moment, Niall Horan, a former member of the band One Direction and founder of Modest! Golf, turned to Amy and asked to be present at the ISPS Handa World Invitational this week.

Amy you got this! @amygolfsndances @World_Inv_Golf #WorldInvitational

– The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 26, 2021

The Bockerstettes accepted Horan’s offer and flew to Northern Ireland for the first annual event. Amy not only got to know Horan, but also played a few holes with him in the Pro-Am.

“Meeting Amy was great,” said Horan. β€œShe was just a bundle of joy, you would say. We flew her from America and she seems to be having a great time.

β€œShe’s just a superstar and the whole thing – when she first went viral it was outside of golf. It somehow broke the barrier of a golf story. It was a real sporty moment. Hopefully we can make more memories for her this week. ”

“I can do this!”

The moment when @NiallOfficial and @ LPGA- @ USGA #GirlsGolf Alumna @AmyGolfsNDances finally met in person at @ISPSHanda @World_Inv_Golf πŸ₯ΊπŸ’– # LittleGirlsBIGDreams

– LPGA * USGA Girls Golf (@LPGAGirlsGolf) July 28, 2021

Amy will never forget two days πŸ’–

After meeting her hero @NiallOfficial last night, @amygolfsndances got the chance to play in the Pro-Am with the tournament ambassador today. # WorldInvitational

– The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 28, 2021

Pure joy πŸ₯° @ AmyGolfsNDances teeing off with her new best friend @NiallOfficial πŸ’–

: Tristan Jones / LET

– LPGA * USGA Girls Golf (@LPGAGirlsGolf) July 28, 2021

To conclude her dream week, Amy hit the opening tee at the ISPS Handa World Invitational, the first triple-sanctioned event between the European Tour, the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour in the Northern Hemisphere.

It was another milestone for golf and another adventure in the inspiring life of Amy Bockerstette.


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