Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Remarkable Case of Bruce Hooper

A couple weeks ago I mentioned that San Antonian Bruce Hooper had won an international tournament for blind golfers in Japan by shooting rounds of 80 and 82. Pretty remarkable, don't you think, to shoot those scores when you can't see the ball, can't see the clubs, and can't see the course?

Here is a profile of Hooper in the San Antonio Express-News. Hooper played in the city senior championship a week ago and finished in the Top 25 with consecutive 79s.

What makes Hooper's sightless success all the more amazing is that he didn't lose his sight until he was in his 50s. Macular degeneration took his vision in 2002. That's just four years ago. Think about that.

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