b'CHIP SHOTSKeepin it CoolShelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay, B.C. dominated the field in winning the 2022 U.S. Senior Womens Amateur, held in August at Anchorage (Alaska) Golf Course. Shelly, who had earlier in the summer won the PNGA Senior Womens Amateur and the BC Womens Senior Amateur, had her 15-year-old son Brett as her caddie for the USGA national championship. My son keeps me calm, she said. Ive been leaving him a lot this year and I needed a caddie. So I just said were going to Alaska, youre going to come and its going to be cool.After six days of competition, the two of them lifted the championship trophy together. How cool is that?(USGA/Steven Gibbons)Pfeifer finishes third in U.S. Adaptive OpenAt the inaugural U.S. Adaptive Open,Iraq, Pfeifer turned to golf as part of his held in July at Pinehurst Resort in N.C.,therapy, and the retired Army corporal Chad Pfeifer of Caldwell, Idaho tookand Purple Heart recipient has devoted third place. He had held the solo leadmuch of his life to helping others through after the first round. Chad carries a .9the game of golf. He has competed on (as in less than 1) Handicap Index outGolf Channels Big Break series, and of TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell.was given a sponsors exemption to play The U.S. Adaptive Open is a new nationalin the 2015 Albertsons Boise Open, later championship conducted by the USGAtrying to qualify for the Korn Ferry Tour. that showcases the worlds best golfersHe won the 2021 U.S. Disabled Open, is a with disabilities. three-time National Amputee Champion, and competed in an exhibition at the PGA Three other players from the NorthwestTOURs Tournament of Champions at were also in the field: Trevor ArnoneKapalua in January 2022. of Lewiston, Idaho; Michael Madsen ofPfeifer founded Moving Foreward Meridian, Idaho; and Austin Morris of(MovingForeward.org) which uses Bend, Ore. the game of golf to provide education, Competition is nothing new for Pfeifer.assistance and motivation to people After losing his left leg above the kneewith disabilities. Chad Pfeifer (USGA/Jeff Haynes)to a roadside bomb while serving in Darrington takes home eponymous trophyLast month, Karen Darrington of Boise won her eighth (yes, eighth) Idaho Senior Womens Amateur title, and did so in commanding fashion, finishing 12 shots ahead of the second-place finisher at Jerome (Idaho) Country Club. At the trophy presentation, Darrington was handed the Karen Darrington Cup, the championships perpetual trophy, on which her name will be inscribed again.You see, in 2019, as the Idaho Golf Association was celebrating its 50th anniversary, they named several of their championships perpetual trophies after players who have had an impact on the game in Idaho. And Karen is one of those players. Well played, both then and now. 8PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLFER| SEPT 2022'