Bush Center Wounded Warrior Champion
Career Highlights: Retired Corporal Chad Pfeifer is a two-time champion of the National Amputee Championship (2011 & 2015) and is a three-time champion of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Warrior Open (2011-2013). Pfeifer also posted a strong fifth place finish at the 2014 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. Pfeifer joined the United States Army after graduating from college, and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in April 2007. His vehicle was hit with a pressure plate IED and his injuries required the amputation of his left leg above the knee. Golf became a form of therapy as he learned how to walk with a prosthetic leg while hitting golf balls every afternoon and playing the course as often as he could. Pfeifer loved the game, and after he was medically retired in August 2008, he made the decision to pursue golf as a career. He attended the Golf Academy of America in Chandler, Arizona, where he graduated at the top of his class. Pfeifer uses his personal story and the game of golf to help other wounded soldiers overcome adversity and continue to live their lives to the fullest.