Casey is the mother of Tyler Cashman, B2 golfer. Casey and Tyler live in New Jersey. They started a program for children who live with chronic pain called the Pediatric Pain Warrior Program through the U.S. Pain Foundation.
Casey has been Tyler’s biggest supporter in all of adventures and making sure that he knows that anything is possible. Casey also sits on the board of the Association of Blind Athletes of New Jersey.
Casey’s goal on the board is to make sure that every blind and visually impaired individual knows that sports are still an option for them despite their disability. Casey holds the sighted position as well as the secretary on the board.
JoJo grew up in Orange Beach AL and still resides there. He and his brother own an insurance agency and a real estate investment company. JoJo started playing golf when he was 8 years old at Gulf Shores Golf Club where he is still a member. Having played golf now for over 50 years He still enjoys the game just as much.
First diagnosed with the retinal disease known as starguardts in his early 20’s it has become more difficult to play. He started playing blind golf in 2019 and is active in the USBGA and ABG.
Bob began playing Blind Golf in 2016 in the B2 category. Bob lives in Northern California and plays golf when not working for a large health care company.
Bob maintains our Website and social media to ensure our members have the most up-to-date information.
Mario has served as a USBGA board member since 2019. Listed below are the experiences and qualifications that he brings to the organization:
Background and Performance:
Mario joined the USBGA in the 2007 golf season as a visually impaired golfer. In 2010, he began playing in the B1 Division. Since that time, he has won two (2) National Championships, four (4) Guiding Eye Championships and finished in 4th place in the 2016 World Championship held in Japan and most recently, Mario placed in 4th at the 2018 World Championship held in Rome, Italy. In addition, Mario has participated in four (4) Vision Cup Championships with a combined record of 7 wins, 2 ties and 3 losses.
Mario has served on the board of governors for the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association (MABGA) since 2008 and in the capacity of President since 2015. Prior to that, Mario served as Vice President of the MABGA for 4 years.
As President of the MABGA, Mario has increased annual revenue income by more than 250% per year.
Mario has dedicated the second part of his career to bettering the lives of visually impaired individuals in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. He has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Commission for the Blind for the past 20 years as a Training Consultant. His job responsibilities have included performing computer, iPhone and iPad feasibility studies as well as the evaluation, order processing, installation and training of hundreds of individuals using adaptive computer software and mobile devices.
Curt Jones started playing golf in 2018 and soon after became a member of the USBGA. He always believed that if you are going to be in an organization you should get involved, so he ran and was elected to the USBGA Board of Directors in 2019.
When Curt is not playing golf he enjoys reading, woodworking and hunting in the fall. Curt and his wife Tisa live in Battle Lake, Minnesota and have been married for 40 years. They have two children and three grandchildren. We both spend as much time as we can with family and friends. Curt and Tisa have both found the USBGA to be a fun and welcoming organization.
Scott lives in Eastern Oregon, on the Oregon/Idaho border. He is married and has three adult children and four grandchildren. Scott has lived all but one year of his life in Oregon, living in the Portland area until 1985 then moving to Ontario and has lived there since.
His college education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Portland State University and a Master of Business Administration Degree, also from Portland State University.
Since 1985, Scott has worked at and purchased a family business in Ontario. Scott has also served on the Treasure Valley Community College Board of Education for fourteen years, with four years as Board Chair. Currently he is serving on the City of Ontario Public Works Committee which provides oversite of Public Works activities for the City of Ontario.
Blind golf for Scott started in 2009 and has been a large part of Scott’s life since joining the USBGA. He plays as a B-3 visually impaired golfer. Joining the USBGA Board in 2021, Scott feels that the organization is heading in the right direction and wants to help that continue. Providing opportunities for blind and visually impaired children and adults is rewarding and helps bring additional members to the organization. The future depends on bringing in new members and creating opportunities through clinics and tournaments.
Scott has played golf as a B-3 visually impaired golfer Nationally and Internationally. In 2012 Scott finished third in the World Championships in Trurro, Nova Scotia. Scott has won several tournaments in the United States and Canada, including multiple US and Canadian Open Championships.