LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – One thing particular is unfolding within the Diamond Inns Event of Champions superstar pro-am department.
Chad Pfeifer, an army veteran who misplaced his decrease left leg within the Iraq battle, moved right into a proportion of the lead Friday with protecting champion John Smoltz and previous tennis skilled Mardy Fish. They’re at 74 issues within the Changed Stableford layout.
Blair O’Neal, Golfing Channel’s Faculty of Golfing host, is tied for 6th, 8 issues again. She’s enjoying six months pregnant.
Pfeifer isn’t appearing many nerves enjoying on a large TV degree, with the telecast transferring from Golfing Channel to NBC at the weekend.
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“I’ll simply stay doing what I’m doing, stay having a laugh and stay enjoying golfing,” Pfeifer stated. “No one is making an attempt to blow me up or shoot me, so existence is a laugh.”
Pfeifer has received a couple of nationwide amputee championships, 3 U.S. wounded warrior occasions and ranks 7th on the earth amongst disabled golfers.
“Folks thank me for my provider always,” Pfeifer stated of the nice and cozy reception he’s receiving at 4 Seasons Golfing and Sports activities Membership Orlando. “I see a large number of Military and Marines and veterans’ hats. It’s a laugh.”
O’Neal’s altered swing is protecting up effectively round her child bump.
“I’ve were given to get this child during the swings,” O’Neal stated. “I’ve were given all this additional weight right here, as a result of I’ve in reality popped. He doesn’t let me hit the ball as a ways. So, I’m having to hit two golf equipment extra. It’s a bit of of an adjustment, however I’m simply going with it.”