Golf is a game of perseverance where our passion for the sport usually trumps anything else. If you’re looking for the perfect example of that, we’ve found it.
Back in October, retired U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Reinert was on the 18th tee at Starmount Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., when he was hit by a stolen car being driven by a man trying to elude the police. Reinert was left with two broken kneecaps, a broken left femur and an injured shoulder. He was told it would be at least a year before he played golf again, but that did not end up being the case.
Reinert, a 61-year-old who spent nearly three decades in the military, returned to the 18th tee this past Friday to finish what he started. Click here to watch a video of Reinert playing the final hole.
“My knees are killing me,” Reinert said. “But I’ve never been better in my life.”