For the last couple of summers, we've marveled at what young Tommy Morrissey can do with the golf club despite being born with just one hand. His progress in the game has been inspirational, showing how much determination can overcome disadvantages and handicaps.
Well, North Carolina golfer Jonathan Snyder can be Morrissey's role model, showing what's possible in golf.
Snyder, who took up the game at age 22, was born with just his right hand and uses it to swing all 14 clubs. He can rip the ball some 300 yards off the tee, and his love of the game led him to become a PGA of America professional and, eventually, the director of golf at Red Bridge Golf Club in Locust, N.C. The club's construction seven years ago piqued Snyder's interest.
Speaking to WNCN-TV in their "Good News" segment, Snyder sees no difference in how plays compared to others.
“There’s no difference with my golf swing than anybody else’s except maybe they swing with two hands,” he said. The left arm guides through the swing as though Snyder had a left hand gripping the club, too.
While Snyder appreciates the honor and the kudos, he wants to be taken the same as any golfer just trying to get better.
“I just ask people to treat me like a regular guy because that’s all I am," Snyder said. "I just try to do my best at anything I can."