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Golfer enjoys his passion, only has one arm
(CNN) -- He only has one arm --- but that's not stopping him from hitting the greens and enjoying his passion for golf.
Sweet solid contact. Straight every time. And Steve Shipuleski is doing it with one arm.
Its less complicated. It's 50 percent easier.
Steve was born without the use of his left arm.
"I believe they call it cerebral palsy but from what I was told it was the doctors fault. He was pulling on my arm during delivery and basically nerve damage, said Shipuleski.
Along with not being able to use his left arm, his entire left side of his body is weak including his left foot and toes that don't move at all. Back in 1996 Steve tried golf for the first time and it has been a love affair ever since.
"I picked it up pretty quick. My wife at the time had a golf tournament with her business partner and I was at the range. I hit balls all day and then I was hooked, said Shipuleski.
Steve told us that he usually shoots in the low to mid 70's. So we wanted a sample. He played the 1st hole at East Pointe Country Club. A 479 yard, par 5.
"People ask me all the time what my handicap is. I tell them one hand, he said.
Teeing off...Right down the middle of the fairway about 230 yards. Shot number two Puts it about 80 yards from the pin.
Shot number three with a wedge. The ball settles on the edge of the green. Long putt for birdie...About a foot too short. And a tap in for par
Emma said, "I don't think you really comprehend how amazing it is what you just did. No, I really don't. I'm a humble person. I don't think what I do is special.
Steve says he works hard on his game. And according to him, his physical situation doesn't stop him from doing anything.
"I don't consider mine as a disability I have no idea what the difference would be how can you miss something you never had."