Anthony Netto: Paragolfer
Anthony V Netto is originally from South Africa, He is an international ambassador for challenged golf and has been a USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional since 1999. A few of his (many) accomplishments include initiating the European/American KidSwing program, training the German Disabled Golf Team, USA Golf Team Invictus Games Toronto 2017 and holding the current Paralong Drive World record at 317 (3/2018 Mesquite NV Paralong Drive Cup) yards.
Anthony Netto: Helping Paragolfers Across the world
Now residing in the United States, Anthony spends his time training PGA professionals and veterans on how to use the game of golf as therapy and serving as a consultant for handicapped golfers worldwide. He’s passionate about helping his fellow wounded brothers and sisters and it’s the driving force behind everything he does. Anthony first sustained a life-altering injury while serving for the SA Defense Force and then again in 1994, when he was hit by a drunk driver, which caused further paralysis. On top of these injuries, he was also diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in May of 2000. Motivated by his own challenges, Anthony co-invented the all-terrain standing sports wheelchair, the Paragolfer (by Ottobock), and founded the Stand Up and Play Foundation to make Paragolfers available to individuals with impaired mobility across the world.