30 Nov '16, 10pm

Disabilities can't stand in the way of a love of the game.

It’s a damp and chilly November day in the Pacific Northwest, the kind of weather that chases even the heartiest of golfers indoors. But the partially covered driving range at Lake Oswego Golf Course in suburban Portland is teeming with children and young adults. Virtually every stall is occupied, and the refrain of club meeting ball is constant. So are the smiles. Instructors offer swing advice as parents beam with pride. Randi Jo Erickson, 19, was born without a right arm, but she makes solid contact swinging a club with her left arm. Next to her are Jeanine Cleary and Erin McWeeny, both of whom have Down syndrome. Farther down the line is Wade Chosvig, 17, who has endured more than 15 surgeries for spina bifida, but one wouldn’t know it watching him swing. Annie Wallington, 35, who is blind, gets assistance with her setup and stance from her father, James. A few stalls ...

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