WVTM 13 Chronicle: An adaptive golfer from Birmingham will compete in the Cairns Cup



IS PROUD TO REPRESENT BOTH THE UNITED STATES AND ALABAMA LISA: CHRIS OSBORNE LOVES GF.OL BUT HE QUICKLY TELLS YOU HE’S NOT A PRO. >> SO FOR ME, I’M STILL A RECREATIONAL GOLFER. I’M NOT SO GREAT. I JUST ENJOY THE GAME. LISA: HE’S GOOD, AND SPENDS AS MUCH AS HIS FREE TIME AS POSSIBLE HERE AT ROEBUCK GOLF COURSE TRYING TO IMPROVE. HE GOT A LOT OF ATTENTION IN SPORT AND HE WAS OSENCH TO MAKE TEAM USA AT NEXT WEEK’S ETH CAIRN CUP IN LONDON. >> ‘WE ARE GOING TO PLAY SHIRE, WHICH IS A REALLY INTERESTING DESIGN. IT’S NOT NECESSARILY LIKE YOU THINK OF LONDON. IT’S A LITTLE LIKE SOME COURSES HERE, BUT WIND AND CONDITIONS PLAY A MAJOR FACTOR. LISA: THIS MATCH PLAY EVENT WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS BECAUSE THE PARTICIPANTS HAVE A DISABILITY. >> PLAYING ADAPTIVE GOLF, AND IT’S WHAT IT’S CALLED, IS FINDING A WAY TO ADAPT THE GAME. AND FOR ME IT WAS LOOKING FOR THE BALANCE, MAKE SURE I HIT THE BALL, MAKE SURE I LINE THINGS UP AND THERE WAS MUCH MORE CONCENTRATION. LISA: CHRIS LOST HIS LEG IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT WITHIN 24 HOURS AND EVEN THOUGH HE PLAYED LFGO BEFORE THAT, HE SAYS ALL OF THIS FOCUS HAS IMPROVED HIS GAME. >> I AM ABSOLUTELY BETTER THAN I HAD TWO LEGS BECAUSE OF ALL THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL. LISA: NOW AS HE TRAVELS TO LONDON HE FOCUS ON PRIDE IN HIS STATE AND COUNTRY MEHO. >> EUROPEANS TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY. I WANT, THEY HAVE BINAMEG SPONSORS LIKE ADIDAS, NIKE, AND THEN SOME FROM TSEHE, THE BBC. SO FOR US HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, THERE IS A HUGE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE TO REPRESENT OUR RESPECTIVE STATE AND CITIES AS WELL AS THE UNITED STATES. LISA: BUT HE SAYS WHAT MAKES THIS SPORT SPECIAL IS THAT IT’S NOT JUST PARS, BIRDIEORS BOGEYS. >> THERE IS A BIGGER VIEW. IT’S SHOWING US TO THE WORLD THAT DISABILITY IS NOT THE END. AND SO, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT TG BIGGER PICTURE, YEAH, I’D LIKE TO THINK I’M A DECENT GOLFER. BUT IF I CAN IMPACT JUSTNE O PERSON, THEN I HAVE DONE MY JOB. LISA: IN BIRMINGHAM, LISA CRANE, WVTM13

WVTM 13 Chronicle: An adaptive golfer from Birmingham will compete in the Cairns Cup

Chris Osborne lost a leg in a motorcycle accident nearly 20 years ago, but that didn’t slow him down, especially on the golf course. In fact, the Birmingham man says he’s a better golfer now with one leg than he’s ever been with two! WVTM 13’s Lisa Crane shares her amazing story in the column report above. Osborne, 51, will play for Team USA at the Cairns Cup in London next week. Follow Lisa Crane on Facebook and Twitter. ‘Aging With Style and Grays’ shares her journey on social mediaMs. Senior Alabama uses personal combat to defend vaccines

Chris Osborne lost a leg in a motorcycle accident nearly 20 years ago, but that didn’t slow him down, especially on the golf course. In fact, the Birmingham man says he’s a better golfer now with one leg than he’s ever been with two! WVTM 13’s Lisa Crane has her amazing story in the column report above.

Osborne, 51, will play for Team USA at the Cairns Cup in London next week.

Follow Lisa Crane on Facebook and Twitter.

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