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Tommy, 6, Wins One-Arm Challenge Against Tour Pros

Tommy, 6, Wins One-Arm Challenge Against Tour Pros

A one-armed six-year-old golfer wowed spectators at the recent Honda Classic at PGA National, by beating Tour pros in a nearest-the-pin challenge.

Tommy Morrissey, from Florida, was born without his right arm, but many of the pros he emulates are right handed, so he developed a right handed swing using his left arm.

Morrissey battled Tour pros in a One-Arm Challenge - a closest-to-the-pin contest from 55 yards out - with professionals using one arm, just like Tommy.

And, according to his dad, Joe, at least, the youngster took the spoils.

Tommy has never had a golf lesson.

"The only swing advice that he was given was by Gary Player. And Mr Player had some very definitve advice, didn't he, buddy? What did he tell you?" Joe said.

"Balance," Tommy replied.

Often seen mingling with the pros at PGA Tour events, Tommy is using his increasing celebrity status to raise money for other families in need. His foundation, Unlimbited, which he started with the help of his parents, has donated more than 375 sets of golf clubs to children and military families.

Gain inspiration by following Tommy Morrissey on Twitter (@onearmgolfer) and watch his exploits against the pros here.