Florida man doesn't let use of 1 arm stop him from playing golf

By Chris Emma, Anchor/Reporter
Published On: Aug 12 2013 06:57:42 AM HST

Steve Shipuleski doesn't miss often, even though he only golfs with one arm.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -

Steve Shipuleski was born without the use of his left arm. However, he hasn't let that stop him from playing golf.

Shipuleski said not only can he not use his arm, but the entire left side of his body is weak. His left foot and toes do not move and, despite multiple surgeries, his left arm still can't be used. 

In 1996, Shipuleski was at a charity golf tournament when he just started hitting golf balls at the driving range. From then on, it has been his obsession.

Shipuleski, whose home course is Eastpointe Golf and Racquet Club in Palm Beach Gardens, only uses his right arm to play golf, but he can make every shot on the course without a problem. 

In fact, he said that he shoots in the 70s regularly. 

Shipuleski does not see his physical limitations as limitations at all. 

"I don't consider mine as a disability," he told WPBF 25 News. "I have no idea what the difference would be. How can you miss something you never had?"

Shipuleski has very high long-term goals for himself. He is 43 years old and wants to qualify for the PGA Senior Tour by the time he is 50.

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