University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics department is excited to be the major recipient of this years 2021 TIU4ALL Spring Shootoutgolf benefit tournament. Two years ago our Adaptive Athletic department, which is committed to the success of any disabled athlete attending the University of Arizona regardless of the sport, committed the time and efforts to build the first ever collegiate adaptive golf program in the nation, offering scholarships and competition support for adaptive golfers as they attend our University seeking academic success and athletic glory. Starting with 2 players, we are now excited to introduce a team of six at this year’s event, with more coming soon! Partnering up with the newly formed TIU4ALL Foundation, whose mission is to make golf accessible to everyone regardless their abilities, this event will allow you the unique opportunity to support adaptive athletics at the University of Arizona while playing next to and with some of the best adaptive golfers in the world as we continue to build our programs and offer opportunity to all. We will be spotlighting these talented athletes on our social media in the next coming weeks so stay tuned and sign up today…You do not want to miss this. Space is limited for participants and we are actively seeking sponsors.
We’re proud to announce our newest adaptive golf ambassador and the #1 ranked wheelchair golfer, Billy Fryar from Bigelow, Arkansas
Disability type: T7 paraplegic
Associated Organization: I’ve been playing wheelchair basketball for the Arkansas Rollin Razorbacks for the past 18 years. I retired last year to focus solely on golf.
Favorite Course: Wailea Blue Golf Course in Maui, HI
Hobbies: Golf, hunting, fishing, spending time with my family.
Favorite Golf Memory: Of my 3 hole in ones, my favorite was my first on 7-7-08 playing with my son Dillon Fryar.
Family Details: Married 27 years to my high school sweetheart Gena Fryar. We have one son Dillon Fryar , his lovely wife Lynae , and our new grandson Dawson
My recent Golf accomplishments :
Currently Ranked number 1 seated golfer in the world. Currently ranked number 7 in the USA for all disabled golfers . US Paragolf team for 2020 and 2021. Team USA Phoenix Cup team 2020. 7 overall tournament wins.
Well everyone, it’s been a busy month with respect to the Conquistador. Here are some updates:
Casino del Sol just announced that “shared” rooms will now be allowed. Previously, the had a protocol that you can’t share a room unless it’s with an immediate family member. If you want to share a room, make sure you register with both names on the reservation. They are only accepting phone reservations at this time (no online). Mention Conquistador Paragolf to access our room block and rates for the Estrella Tower. If you want to upgrade, make sure to mention it when making the reservation. Hotel info can be found here.
Both the welcome reception and awards ceremony will be held at TrakTucson, a working equestrian facility located in the middle of Tucson. TRAK is a beautiful ranch in the city, centrally located at 3250 E. Allen Road, near Brandi Fenton Park. Here’s a video overview. Both events will begin at 6 pm and shut down at 9 pm and will be catered by Firetruck Brewery, who have some of the best BBQ in town. More info on the events can be found here.
Sewailo Golf Club is in excellent condition and by April should be “perfect”! We will be establishing tee complexes by flight within the the next two weeks. We will publish them in the next Update.
Registrations have been very active in the past few weeks. It’s been decided that we will also include an Associates flight in which non-adaptive sponsors and local supporters will be able to compete. Without these gracious hosts, we would not be able to have this tournament. They will be paired together so Adaptive players can compete with their peers. Be aware that the Sewailo room block is going quickly so register soon if you want to stay on site. We do have blocks at Hilton and Doubletree next to the airport. Info is on the website.
We will be using Golf Status as the official scoring app for the tournament. In keeping with property protocols, there will be no physical scorecards/pencils on the carts. Once you signup, you will be given a unique code to access the tournament site. You can familiarize yourself with the app by downloading it here.
All competition parameters and local rules will be posted in the next update.
About it from Tucson. Looking forward to seeing all of you in April. Fairways and greens, y’all!!!!!
TIU Tour Productions and TIU4ALL are proud to announce that Vice Golf has agreed to being our preferred golf ball and allow us to become Vice Brand Ambassadors. We will be offering Vice balls at all events that we sponsor and it will be the official golf ball for our Collegiate Adaptive golf program, including the University of Arizona’s program. While all of us here at TIU having been playing Vice balls for a while now, we felt that having a top quality (Golf Digest Golf List) ball that is also affordable was simply a win/win for all of us. Managing Partner, Jon Moore stated, “Having Vice as a sponsor and being able to be a brand ambassador, is a huge milestone for all TIU companies and divisions. We’re all looking forward to the new opportunities provided by this great alliance.” Our initial promotion will be to distribute the Vice Variety pack to all competitors in the Quest for the Shield event that starts this month. Stay tuned for more announcements and events involving Vice Golf.
About Vice Golf
THE VICE BUSINESS CONCEPT
Vice was founded on the belief that quality golf balls should be available at a more affordable price point.
The golf ball is a consumable item – although durable, sometimes it only lasts a few holes. Nevertheless, high-quality golf balls can cost upwards of $4 apiece. It’s no surprise that many golfers fall back on low-quality golf balls: either cheap ones off the shelf or refurbished ones out of the lake. Even replacing their expensive ball with a cheap one when hitting across a water hazard is something we have seen on the golf course. Your game doesn’t need to be compromised by low-end equipment. To play your best, golfers should always play a high-quality ball that matches their swing—just as professionals do.
Vice Golf makes affordable, top-performing, tour-level golf balls a reality. We started off as a direct to consumer, online-only brand, which was the perfect channel to offer high-performing products at a low price by cutting out the middleman. After years of growth and acceptance in the golfing world, we are now able to produce even better golf balls and accessories at the most competitive prices. We still focus our sales through vicegolf.com, but have also explored retail options in our quest to make golf more affordable and accessible for as many people as possible, both online and offline.
Even after multiple years in the industry, we refuse to spend millions of dollars on PGA Tour sponsorships,- and proudly stand by our results and awards from independent testing facilities and publications like Golf Digest‘s Hot List.
Get the best value for money when ordering at least five dozen per model, equal to the average annual ball consumption for a weekend golfer. Nevertheless, you can also benefit from our step-pricing model that’ll give you the best deals when mixing dozens.
SoloRider’s seem to be a little more popular than we originally thought!!! In addition to their beneficial applications to adaptive golf, we’re finding that golf facilities are finding value in using SoloRiders for singles, threesomes, and for foursomes. The biggest factor is the fact that SoloRider provides for a 25-30% reduction in pace of play enabling golf facilities to create additional tee times on a daily basis.
We are embarking on a mission to show golf management companies that they cannot also increase their round revenue, but reduce their daily cart expenses significantly. In these trying times, a single rider cart just could be the answer for more profitability.