Via Bush League Chronicle:
A 70-year-old Scottish man defied all odds by sinking a hole-in-one at St. Andrews.
What makes this occurrence so special, aside from his age, is the fact that the elderly man has one-leg, poor eyesight, and is currently battling cancer.
Joe McLaughlin of Glenmavis, Airdrie aced the par-three fifth on the historic course to record his fifth career hole-in-one in 60 years of playing. Yes, his fifth.
McLaughlin, who uses a prosthetic limb specially designed for golf, said he used a seven iron to hit the amazing shot. He said he had "been playing rubbish" up until that point in the round.
McLaughlin, a former teacher, lost the lower half of his left leg in 2009 after developing a severe blood clot in his thigh.
He has been diagnosed with skin and bone marrow cancer in addition to a cataract in his right eye. The dad of two receives daily chemotherapy treatment in hopes of eradicating the disease.
Despite his limitations, McLaughlin continues to play the game he loves.
Via Daily Record
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