14 November 1983
Cleveland TA3 Form Forged
As a Combat Wounded Veteran, golf has become a major rehabilitation technique that has helped many of us cope with our struggles. Punk Lewis has taken golf to the next level. Mr. Lewis is an exemplary individual, and could be the first wounded warrior to play on the PGA Tour. Any leading golf equipment provider would jump at the opportunity to have him on board. Jonathan Burr - Agent Bio: I was injured on August 31st, 2009 in Logar Providence in Afghanistan. While conducting combat operations, insurgents launched a complex attack against our squad. During the ambush multiple rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) struck my patrol, causing myself several wounds. These wounds include Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a dislocated jaw, nerve damage in my right arm, lower and upper spine damage, and short-term memory loss. Due to these injuries, the United States Army has decided to offer me a medical retirement from the service. I have been awarded 3 Purple Hearts, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal. My service to the United States has been an honor, but it has changed many aspects of my life. Before the service, I was employed in the advertising and marketing profession for 10 years. However, due to my injuries, I can no longer return to that profession. The major change in my life has led to a goal that I will achieve. I have always enjoyed golf, but since my injury, golf has become my life. While receiving treatment for my wounds at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, I began to play golf more and more. Throughout all the treatment and the realization that I needed to pursue a new career, I set the goal to become a Professional Golfer. Since this decision, I have practiced and played everyday, working on technique, mental stamina, and overall course management. Through golf I have learned patience, determination, and the dedication that has also assisted in healing my wounds. I have played in many Wounded Warrior Golf Tournaments as well as other highly competitive professional events. With assistance and support of a dedicated Professional, I can achieve my goal. Throughout my service, mission accomplishment has been the key to success, and today my mission is to Play Professional golf on Tour. After my injuries that I have suffered I am able to play as a scratch golfer. My average rounds are between 65 and the low 70’s. I have an established United States Golf Association handicap at +4. I have been on the Golf Channel on The Golf Fix with Michael Breed. You can view it on my Twitter page. Respectfully, Jonathan Burr, Agent of Punk Lewis, J.D. Candidate 2015, Seton Hall School of Law, 252-503-2706. Punk Lewis, WAMC, 2817 Reilly Road W/S, MCXC-WTB-B, Fort Bragg, N.C. 28310. Email:PunkLewispga@gmail.com, Twitter: @PunkLewisPGA, Professional Golfer, 910-627-6393.
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