Kentucky Amputee Golf Charities Board President: Phone: (502) 298-2851
Richard Minton, President of the Amputee Golf Charities, is a below the knee amputee (L) and foot (R). He is an avid golfer and promoter of the charity. Rick lost his limbs due to an illness at 34 years old, but nothing stops him. He is also a builder and contractor. Rick had played in every amputee tournament since its beginning 23 years ago. He is a winner of our “never quit” award, plus 1st place in his division multiple times. Rick loves being on the course spending time with friends and family.
Secretary – Treasurer: Phone: (502) 298-2807
For many years, Eleanor Miller has been active with the Amputee Golf Charities. Starting as a volunteer and is now the Secretary/Treasurer of the charity. Eleanor is very passionate about the tournament, especially finding and recruiting new players for the tournament. Besides working on the charity, Eleanor loves spending time with her children and grandchildren, friends and especially the love of her life, Richard Minton.
Greg Gibson has been a Golf Professional at Shelbyville Country Club since 2010 and currently serves as the Club’s General Manager. From 2013-2015 Greg ran the Kentucky Amputee Golf Tournament as the club’s Head Golf Professional.After the 2016 event had canceled, he volunteered to widen his involvement and joined the Kentucky Amputee Golf Charities board of directors where he now serves as vice president. Greg grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and after graduating from Valparaiso University in 2007, he moved to Louisville, KY. Greg now lives in Shelbyville, KY with his wife Emily and their three children, Gavin, Asher, and Reid.
Board of Directors
David and Becky were both born and raised in Shelby County and graduated from Shelby County High School. David grew up farming his family’s land in Bagdad and has worked in the construction industry since 1978. He founded his major construction company, JODA International, in 2011. Becky worked in the dental industry for 30 years before retiring in 2014. She now works with David as the office manager for JODA. David and Becky have been huge contributors to various Shelbyville charities, and each served on the Shelby County Community Charities Board of Directors. Becky also served as the President of ASAP hosting the annual Rob-Fest music festival in Shelbyville. David and Becky are thrilled to be involved in the Kentucky Amputee Golf Charities cause and have registered JODA International as the 2017 event’s Title Sponsor. They are engaged to be married and are raising three sons, Evan, Will, and Lloyd as well as daughter Jill.
Doyle Mayton moved to Shelbyville in 1993 and had been involved with the community ever since. He has coached youth sports and served as assistant coach for Martha Layne Collins’ high school golf team for three years. He is a past board member and president of the Shelbyville Country Club and currently, serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Louisville Golf Club. After meeting and socializing with participants in past amputee tournaments and getting to know Rick Minton and Eleanor Miller, Doyle decided to join the board of directors to aid this great cause. Doyle grew up in Arkansas and Texas before moving to Shelbyville with his job with Nationwide Insurance. He is now retired from Nationwide and is a partner in PM Fine Homes. He resides in Shelbyville with his wife, Dana, and their son, Turner is a senior at the University of Louisville.
Allen & Meagan Early have been members & actively involved with the Shelbyville Country Club since 2002. Allen served on the board of directors from 2009 to 2015 & was President for several years during that time.
Meagan is new to golf but is an accomplished equestrian as horses brought her to the Bluegrass state from her native state of Massachusetts.
Allen & Meagan own Early Environmental Contracting & have been in business for over 12 years. As college sweethearts, they’ve been married for 18 years & have a daughter, Jocelyn.
Jeff and Missy Gulla met in Jacksonville (FL) while he was serving in the United States Navy. Jeff grew up in New York & Kentucky, and Missy in East Tennessee. Pursuing his career as a Communications Engineer, he took employment with Baptist Health in Louisville, bringing them to Shelbyville in April 2016. Missy works in the Social Work field currently, but when employed with Fidelity Investments in NKY, she received Cum Laude status four years in a row for her volunteerism with Senior Services. They quickly became friends with Rick and Eleanor and are honored to serve this charity.