Main Stage Speakers
David is the President of Mid America Golfing Events, and 9-time Re/Max World Long Drive Finalist. His long drive journey began in 2004 at the Long Drivers of America tour Qualifying School in Dallas, TX. He captured the interest of seasoned long drivers by earning his LDA tour card on his first attempt. He recorded the 3rd longest drive of that competition with a distance of 399 yards.
David has a flair for bringing excitement and entertainment to both corporate and charitable events. Through his efforts, he has helped raise in excess of $1,500,000 for charitable events in the last eight years.
2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion – Legends Division (60+); 2005 Senior International Long Drive Champion – Longest Drive in Competition 413 Yards
Jo D. Armstrong
You will never meet a person more enthusiastic about the game of golf than Jo D. She shares with individuals or groups an understanding of the game, the expected etiquette and the skills necessary to compete at their level of choice. Jo D. has a passion for teaching and a “short game” specialist, but don’t let that fool you. She can hit it big! Jo D. enjoys developing young talent through her teaching methods.
Jo D. spends endless hours contributing her talents to charities including the Catholic Charities Queen of Peace, the Missouri Brain Injury Association; the St. Louis Evangelical Children’s Home and the St. Louis Junior Assistance League, to name a few.
Jo D. is a 7-time finalist in the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship, with 6 top-ten finishes to her credit. Her longest drive in competition is 315.
Continually receiving top marks as a golf educator and coach, Ed chose this field because of his persistent enthusiasm for the game and the joy it brings to people. Whether it is putting life into someone’s golf or golf into someone’s life, Ed always finds a way to help players play better faster and to discover golf as a wonderful metaphor for life. He explains, “Golf is unsurpassed as an opportunity to know yourself, build self confidence, and appreciate your abilities.”
Ed has been featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis Business Journal, Maximum Golf, Fairways and Greens, and the In-Flight Magazine. He is the host on the best-selling golf DVD “Understanding the Golf Swing” which features the teachings of Hall of Fame teacher Manuel de la Torre. Ed is the founder of Heartland Golf Schools based in the U.S. with schools in Thailand, Singapore, and India.
Michael Wyatt has been a golf professional for seventeen years now and a Class A member of the PGA for the last twelve. He has worked at four private country clubs, one public golf course, two retail facilities, and as a college coach. He is a certified club fitter with Maltby, Titleist, Mizuno, and Ping. His main passion during his career though has been to ensure that all players have the opportunity to play no matter what their physical attributes may be. His drive to help any type of individual learn the game of golf comes from the ability to overcome two disabilities himself. The two disabilities that he overcame would be one, an essential tremor (movement tremor) that affects his hands all the time, and two he has no cartilage in the main joint of his right ankle causing limited mobility where his foot only moves up and down. With him overcoming these disabilities he thinks outside the box with each student in order to find the right approach to help his student with their game. The simplest approach is another direction he takes to ensure that his students learn the game as well.
Daniel A. Osei, MD
Dr. Osei’s clinical interests include orthopaedics, hand surgery, wrist surgery, elbow surgery and microsurgery. Evaluation and treatment of traumatic and sports related injuries, degenerative conditions, and nerve compression syndromes of the hand and upper extremity in adults and children. Microvascular upper and lower extremity reconstruction. Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Aaron Chamberlain, MD
Dr. Chamberlain treats patients with shoulder and elbow disorders. His practice focuses on arthroscopy of the shoulder and elbow in treatment of rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete, biceps tendon injuries, frozen shoulder and shoulder and elbow arthritis. He also focuses on reconstructive procedures including shoul- der and elbow replacement including reverse shoulder replacement as well as tendonand ligament injuries, acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries and fractures of the shoulder and elbow. Medical Degree: University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Christine Meier, PT
Clinical Specialty: Physical therapy for spinal stabilization, orthopedic and sports medicine conditions.
Clinical Interests: Evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal imbalances, faulty postures and swing mechanics
Education: B.A. – Biology & French, Washington University, 1983 P.T. – Washington University, 1983 Manual Therapy Certification and Doctorate in Physical Therapy — Paris Institute, St. Augustine, FL (currently pursuing)
Jeremy McCormick, MD
Dr. McCormick’s practice centers on the evaluation and treatment of all adult and adolescent foot and ankle disorders. This includes problems related to sports injuries, trauma, arthritis, tendon disorders, flatfoot deformity, hallux valgus/bunions, rheumatoid arthritis, post- traumatic deformity, foot complications from diabetes, and neuromuscular disorders. He has a special interest in sports and dance injuries, arthroscopic treatment of foot and ankle disor- ders, and external fixation for deformity correction. Medical Degree: Loyola University of Chicago—Stritch School of Medicine