Conquistador Paragolf Dates announced
Today, TIU4ALL announced that the 2022 Conquistador Paragolf Championships will be held on April 19-21 in Tucson, AZ. This year’s tournament will feature over 60 world ranked adaptive golfers playing 54 holes at stroke play. Golf course negotiations are currently underway and an official venue will be announced in the next few weeks. New to this year’s tournament will be the inclusion of a “hole in one” prize on one of the par 3’s (in all three rounds) whereby if a participant gets a hole in one, they win a 2022 vehicle (TBD) from Jim Click Automotive, the largest auto dealer in Southern Arizona and a cash prize that will be split between the participant and TIU4ALL. Also, due to the lifting of COVID restrictions (as of today’s date) we will be holding a formal awards dinner for the championship. This will be a coat/tie event that we hope everyone will want to attend.
Immediately following the Conquistador on April 22 will be the fourth annual TIU4ALL Shootout, to benefit adaptive sports in Southern Arizona with the bulk of the net proceeds going to the University of Arizona Adaptive Athletic program. Unique to this tournament will be the traditional “hole in one” prizes on every par three in the round. As usual, we will have bespoke prizes on every hole as well as some unique hidden prizes this year. Following the Shootout, will be our “off the hook” tailgate buffet and award ceremony.
Also on site during the Shootout and the Conquistador will be the “Millions for Tucson” booth presented by Click Automotive. Since 2003, Jim Click, Jr. (our hero and major benefactor) has initiated ten raffles* for charities in the Greater Tucson area and has donated a vehicle as the raffle prize*. Eligible 501c3 charities have been encouraged to sell tickets for the raffle with each charity keeping 100% of the proceeds raised. The raffle has been one of the many way the Click family has been able to give back to the community that has given his family so much since they came to Tucson in 1974.
*Raffles have raised over nine million dollars for local charities:
2003 – 2003 Ford Thunderbird
2005 – 2005 Tucson Hyundai
2007/2008 – 2008 Limited Edition Ford Mustang Bullitt
2011/2012 – 2012 Nissan LEAF
2014 – 2014 Jeep Cherokee
2015 – 2015 Ford Mustang, 50th Anniversary Edition
2016 – 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
2017 – 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum (first prize), two round-trip, international, first-class plane tickets (some restrictions apply) (second prize), $5,000 cash (third prize)
2018 – 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit (first prize), two round-trip, international, first-class plane tickets (some restrictions apply) (second prize), $5,000 cash (third prize)
2019 – 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit (first prize), two round-trip, international, first-class plane tickets (some restrictions apply) (second prize), $5,000 cash (third prize)
2020 – 2020 Ford F-150 Platinum (first prize), two round-trip, international, first-class plane tickets (some restrictions apply) (second prize), $5,000 cash (third prize)
*In 2017, two additional prizes were added
So much talk of the G.O.A.T. in the world today. Who was the greatest of all time in this or that… The truth is most people attempting to put that label on someone, fail to understand the true definition of greatness—selfless exceptionalism. The selfless part eliminates a majority of the nominated. Each of us has a choice each day to seek greatness. And at the end of the day our legacy will be validated through the lives we change—the lives into which we literally breathe life.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
– Philippians 2:3 (NIV)
A big thank you to two of our largest equipment sponsors, Cobra-Puma and Sqairz Golf Shoes. Without their support the TIU4ALL and the UArizona Adaptive Golf team wouldn’t have made such impressive improvements in a very short amount of time. From club fittings to the red/white/blue “Distance” shoes, we not only look good, but we’re collectively playing better. Click on the links above to get more info on two of the most progressive companies in golf.
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Norma Trujillo was fitted with prosthetics after being pinned between two vehicles in an accident four years ago. 1:57 | 05/09/21
Champions of the Conquistador Paragolf Championships 2021
Missing: Ryan Brenden, Michael Madsen
A heartfelt thanks to all of you who came to Tucson to attend this inaugural event. Looking forward to the next event this fall and next year’s Conquistador two weeks after the Masters.
TIU4ALL and the UArizona Adaptive Golf program are proud to announce that both Kevin Holland and Norma Trujillo have joined our community golf programs with the intent of qualifying for our competitive team in the near future. Both Kevin and Norma personify the goals of TIU4ALL in building the most competitive collegiate and community program in the US today. Here’s a little info on our two newest members:
My name is Norma Trujillo and I am a mother of 3 and an artist. I am also certificated as a lead advocate for the state of Arizona, with a peer visitor certificate. I am a bilateral above the knee amputee, with a fused neck, an incomplete spinal cord and 3rd degree burns. After four years, I have come across the sport of golf and have fallen in love with everything golf!
When am not playing, I create some art pieces, hang out with my kids and husband, and I work with local leaders to advocate for disability awareness. Additional interests include: hand cycling, community walking with other amputees and participating in virtual support meetings.
The latest news on Norma is that she had a major interview on ABC that will air on Sunday May 9. Here’s the link:
We can’t begin to tell you how proud TIU4ALL and the UArizona Adaptive Golf team is to have this brave woman in our program….she’s an inspiration, she’s a competitor, and most importantly, she is FEARLESS!!! Norma will develop into a great golfer, sooner than you will believe!!!
Born December 24 1982 Born from birth with cerebral palsy Playing in my 4th season on the us amateur tour in 2020 I had 3 tournament wins and won the points race for my flight . Took 3rd in the 2019 usdga international tournament . Also in 2019 the mwaga all disabled open second place in wr4dg . 2019 in the usdga for division three champ .
The inaugural Conquistador Paragolf Championships is officially in the books! We had a great competition, great golf in arguably rough conditions (great weather but 30-40 mph winds all three days), but most importantly we were all able to get back on the golf course together. It was great to see all of our fellow competitors/friends for the first time in over a year.
From all of us at TIU4ALL, we want to thank each and every one of you who came to Tucson this year. The week was a resounding success and gave us the start for an ongoing annual celebration of adaptive golf. Can’t wait to see you all in Mesa for the USDGA Open next month!!Conq