One-armed golfers do battle in Wales

One-armed golfers do battle in Wales
While most of the golfing world is focusing on the build-up to the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor from October 1st to 3rd, an international golfing competition involving two competing teams of international players is already underway.

The Fightmaster Cup is taking place at the St Pierre Club in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, just a short distance from this year's Ryder Cup venue.

However, rather than pitting the USA against Europe, a team of Americans is taking on players from the rest of the world.

Another crucial difference is that the golfers involved only have one arm, although the captain of the rest of the world team says the competition is still "very competitive".

Indeed, Malcolm Guy told the BBC that one-armed golf is "just like any sport".

The event is backed by Spain's Sergio Garcia, who said: "I have great admiration for these golfers who chase their dream and focus on their abilities instead of disabilities.

"The first Fightmaster Cup was a great success two years ago, and we should all look at this event as a great example of the strength of the human spirit and sportsmanship."

Garcia will act as a vice captain at the 2010 Ryder Cup after failing to qualify for the event and being passed over for a captain's pick.

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