Quadrilateral Amputee Plays in WNY Golf Tournament

Buffalo Amputee Golf Classic Hosts 128 Golfers
Posted at 7:15 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 19:28:28-04

LANCASTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — Jim Hunt took up golf only three years ago. He's never been one to say "I can't." But he needs a special attachment on his left arm to play.

"The way the hooks are built, if you take a full swing with something, mechanically they will open up," Hunt said. "And whatever you're holding goes for a ride."

Hunt is a quadrilateral amputee. He was born without lower legs or forearms.

"It's the only thing I've known," Hunt said. "I had really good parents that made me do everything my brothers and sisters had to do. I didn't get any slack."

Hunt played in the 10th and final Buffalo Amputee Golf Classic at Lancaster Country Club on Monday. The proceeds go towards sending young amputees to college, and even younger ones to Camp No Limits.

"Some people don't see us as being able to do things that other people can do because we have missing limbs," camper Malachi Staton said. "I'd say thank you for golfing for camp."

Having grown up without limbs himself, Hunt wants to help raise money and inspire the kids going to Camp No Limits as well.

"It's trying to get people so they don't say 'I can't'," Hunt said. "I don't ever say 'I can't'."