He was born without hands, but that hasn’t stopped Brandon Canesi from becoming an avid golfer.
Playing with modified golf clubs, Canesi has been able to enjoy the game for the past two decades. He’s even had two hole-in-ones, the most recent of which was captured on video and shared on social media.
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: In the excitement of the hole-in-one, the language is R-rated.
Using a 7-iron, Canesi’s ace came at the 150-yard 17th hole at Wizard Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, S.C., as he reported on his Facebook page.
How does a golfer with no hands manage to grip and swing a golf club? Canesi shows us how it’s done:
Since he was a child, Canesi played sports such as baseball, basketball and football. He was the coxswain on his high school crew team in New Jersey. But golf has been his main sport since being introduced to it by his grandfather. His uncle helped him modify the shafts and grips on a set of golf clubs.
“I was born without hands,” Canesi told CBS Philly. “That’s never stopped me from doing anything I’ve wanted to do – playing sports, being on teams, playing video games.”
Canesi is striving to help others with impairments play golf and any other sport they wish to pursue. He’s created the Hole High Foundation and is attending the Golf Academy of America. As his website reports:
“There, he will learn how to both teach the sport and put on more golf tournaments to better the adaptive golf community. In time, he also hopes to hone his ability to build and produce adaptive clubs for children, teens, and young adults who have an interest in the sport, but not have the proper tools.”