One-Handed Golfer DuBois Overcoming All Odds


Terry DuBois was once a great golfer. And he's still really competitive.

But a horrific accident, a little over nine years ago in which he lost four fingers on his right hand, changed his golf game and outlook on life.

DuBois lost half of his hand and four fingers, leaving just the pinky, in a deer processing accident at his home in Peters Township, Pa.

Terry's son Zack, now the equipment manager at the University of Wisconsin, came up with a velcro device that holds his father's right hand on the club to help him swing. He came up with the idea, along with his home-economics teacher, at Upper St.Clair High School.

DuBois, 52, won the former Bernhardt's Tournament four times over the years and the first Welty Tournament, which is now the Kalkreuth Amateur. He's been playing tournaments his entire life, and after a short layoff, he's back on the Ohio Valley Golf Association Tour full time.

His game is certainly not the same as it once was, but he'll never give up.

"I remember my son saying dad you'll play golf again," said DuBois. "No matter what, I'm going to die trying."

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