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Want to Really Test Your Game? Register For the One-Armed Golf Challenge

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Fred Gutierrez is paralyzed on the left side of his body. Gianna Rojas was born without fingers on her left hand. 

And get this: They'd like to challenge you to a nine-hole match.

On Nov. 12, Gutierrez and Rojas will host the One-Armed Challenge at Wescott Golf Club in Summerville, S.C. What's different about this tournament? You guessed it: Everyone must play with only one hand, just as Gutierrez and Rojas do. The event was created not only to inspire indivduals with physical challenges but also to raise funds for the March of Dimes and PGA REACH Program.

The tourament is seeking commitments from four-person teams captained by a PGA club pro. The format is a best-ball shamble, and Gutierrez will match cards with all participating teams. He started playing just three years ago, but be prepared for a fight: Gutierrez can already shoot in the 80s.

To learn more about the tournament, check out the registration page. To learn more about Gutierrez and Rojas, check out the videos below.

 

 


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