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Disabled golfers hit the links in South Africa
Single leg amputee Glenn Mackintosh from South Africa drives a ball off the extreme 19th tee from Hanglip mountain 430 yards above the green during the Nedbank South African Disabled Golf Open at Legends Golf course in Limpopo, South Africa on May 14.Nic Bothma / EPA
The Nedbank South African Disabled Golf Open is one of the top disabled golf tournaments in the world with more than 60 competitors from various nations. People suffering from any number of physical disabilities -- including arm and leg amputees, hemiplegics, paraplegics, stroke victims, blind and deaf people -- that are able to grip the club with at least one hand and hit the ball can compete.
Editor’s Note: The images in this blog post were shot May 13-15, but made available to NBC News today.