Chad Pfeifer grew up in Caldwell, Idaho, and went to Vallivue High School. Pfeifer joined the Army in 2005 then was deployed to Iraq in 2006. On April 12, 2007 his truck was hit by an IED which resulted in the loss of his left leg above the knee. While undergoing rehabilitation at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, Chad was introduced to the game of golf and has been extremely therapeutic for him both physically and mentally. He hopes to pass this on for future generations through his non-profit, Moving Foreward, which is a group of talented disabled golfers whose purpose is to instruct, motivate, and provide assistance to disabled individuals. Chad began competing in 2009 and has won 3 National Amputee Golf Championships (2011, 2015, 2016), 2 World Disabled Golf Championships, 2 National Disabled Championships in Japan, 2 National Disabled Championships in South Africa, and the inaugural United States Adaptive Golf Alliance Championship in 2019. Pfeifer has also won the Warrior Open 3 times, a tournament put on by George W. Bush for wounded veterans. The highlight coming in 2012 when Chad made a hole-in-one having President Bush as a witness. With all of his successes, Chad has also competed on The Golf Channel’s Big Break and Shotmakers, along with competing in celebrity tournaments such as the American Century Championship (Tahoe) and Diamond Resorts Invitational/Tournament of Champions (Orlando). After living in Arizona and Texas, Chad and his wife, Summer, have moved back to the Treasure Valley (Idaho) and have 3 boys: Grady, Lucien, and Barrett.