British golfer set to become first paraplegic club captain


A golfer who uses just one arm to play his shots is set to become the first paraplegic captain of an able-bodied club in the world.

Terry Kirby, 63, was a budding new golfer before - in a devastating turn of events - he lost all feeling below his chest following the removal of a tumour found on his spinal cord.

Inspirational Terry, who had one leg shorter than the other, was visiting the doctors in 1994 to be given a shoe stint.

However, after a doctor commented about the weakness in Terry's legs, he was rushed into Hull Royal Hospital.

Once in the hospital, doctors gave Terry, who served in the army for 12 years, the horrific news that they'd found a 2.5in tumour on his spinal cord.

The footage was captured yesterday (February 4).