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Have you ever seen one handed golf swing?

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There's actually a number of organizations for one-armed golfers, and one of them holds a world championship:

http://www.onearmgolf.org/

I wouldn't have known about it but for our original head pro at Stoneleigh.  His son won the world one-arm golf championship, probably close to 20 years ago.  It makes all of our difficulties playing with two arms seem kind of trivial, doesn't it?

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Morgan Freeman was in town shooting a movie and for some reason chose our course to play golf. He was there all the time. Anywho he lost the use of his right hand and swung with his left hand only and hit it pretty darn good. He could putt it well too. 

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When I was just starting out as a golfer, I played with a guy at Bangor Municipal Golf Course in the late 70's and he had only had one arm.  He had lost it in the WWII when he was 19 .  If I remember correctly he was about a 15 handicap and I think he was in his 50's.  He hit the ball very well. Straight, about 200 yds and was deadly chipping and putting.  

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I want to say Jim Abbott golfed when he was pitching for the WhitebSox. I seem to recall him on the news swinging at a Sox charity outing. I've also seen two men golf missing an arm. One at the range and one in a foursome. Both could hit well. Just trying it and succeeding deserves huge kudos. I've tried it at the range and it's difficult.

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Sir Charles can swing this way now too. .his mental game is so strong he doesn't need both hands.

(sorry :surrender:... couldn't help it)

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37 minutes ago, bones75 said:

Sir Charles can swing this way now too

Uhhhh…

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Yeah. Real great shot there.


Anyway, yes, I've seen one-handed swings. John Daly used to warm up or practice that way.

That kid is somewhat famous.

Etc.

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I have seen Robert Rock (european tour) warming up hitting one handed left and right (iron). And yes all shots straight as an arrow.

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I saw a one armed player once who was said to be a bit of a local hustler.  After watching him hit a few I didn't doubt it.

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