Missy Mullins first began playing golf at the age of eight when she would accompany her father on his weekly trips to the golf course. After nearly 50 years of playing Mullins received arguably the biggest accolade she’s earned so far as she came in second place at a national disability golf tournament for women.
The tournament which was held in Durant, Oklahoma in September had seven contestants from around the world.
“Ever since I became paralyzed playing golf has been a challenge, but I’ve learned to deal with it and be patients with myself most of all,” Mullin said Thursday.
Mullins was injured in an accident nearly 40 years ago and ever since then she’s played golf sitting on a cart.
Many days if you drive by the Mineola Golf Course in the summer time you’ll see Missy playing. When asked why she continues to play golf even though it’s a big challenge for her, she simply said, “It gives me something to do, and I love playing.”
Mullins also wanted to give a special thank you to Cyndi Moreland, who took time off, drove her to the tournament and helped her as her caddy for the tournament.
“She arranged my schedule, helped me with all my equipment, and I thought that was extremely nice of her.
Mullins says she plans to get back on the course once the weather warms up again in mid-spring.