Alumna inspires fellow amputee golfers

Monday’s Indianapolis Star carried an inspirational story about UIndy alumna Kim Moore, winner of 10 consecutive National Golf Amputee Association women’s national titles, and the mentoring she provides to fellow amputee golfers.


Moore, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2003, had part of her right leg removed at birth. Currently, according to the newspaper story, she is the PGA’s only teaching professional who is an amputee.

As a Greyhound golfer, she was four-time All-GLVC, a three-time member of GLVC championship teams and GLVC individual runner-up in 2002. At one point she held a school record with a round of 70. In 2003, the NCAA created the annual Kim Moore Spirit Award to honor a student who has “demonstrated a positive attitude, determination and perseverance to overcome personal challenges.  The recipient has been a positive influence in collegiate golf and been an inspiration to all who have had the pleasure of competing with her,” according to the award inscription.

Read the Star story here.