25 Apr '14, 3pm

Meet Dennis Walters, an inspiring player (and acquaintance of Hogan):

Meet Dennis Walters, an inspiring player (and acquaintance of Hogan):

The best players in the world were on the practice range at Doral, for the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March. To the side was another pro, Dennis Walters, who was strapped to a swiveling chair attached to a cart. He was conducting a trick-shot exhibition for a couple of hundred kids. Walters is paralyzed from the waist down. He's 64, fit and strong and barrel-chested. He's 5' 11" and 160 pounds—175 with his leg braces. He has Arnold Palmer 's broad forehead and an unlined face, despite years in the sun. He was wearing a 1953 Timex with Ben Hogan's precise signature across its face, and he was catching shots flush with an old, head-heavy Orlimar driver with a 48-inch shaft. In the early 1970s, Walters was another young stick with Tour dreams, a Jersey boy who went to Texas for college. For golf, really. As the No. 1 player at North Texas State, he played against Ben Crensh...

Full article: http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/dennis-walters-trick-sh...

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