Kim Moore, the head women’s golf coach at Western Michigan University, isn’t the type to draw attention to herself. So when she was driving around Kalamazoo, Michigan, last summer and saw her face on two billboards celebrating her victory in the inaugural U.S. Adaptive Open Championship, she wasn’t quite sure how to react.
“I didn't know they were going to do that, but our school kind of coordinated that. Kind of cool to see,” Moore said last week at the second U.S. Adaptive Open where she finished runner-up to Ryanne Jackson in the women’s overall competition.
More than kind of cool. More like inspirational and aspirational.
Moore, 42, was born without a right foot and her left foot was severely clubbed. Additionally, she was born with a slight case of spina bifida, which can cause movement issues.
She was also born with something else — a strong competitive gene.
“I came from a very sports-oriented family. Anything I do, honestly; I'm pretty competitive at games, board games, at cards. Just that...
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