Golf tournament gives amputee children scholarships

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – A golf tournament held Monday supported college scholarships for amputees.

The event at Brierwood Country Club in Hamburg had two special guests who each lost a limb, but under very different circumstances.

Peter Fenn, a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg from war injuries, started the Buffalo Amputee Golf Classic. He was joined by Larry Alford, who lost his left arm in a drinking and driving crash in high school.

Both men still play golf using special prosthetic limbs.

Fenn explained, “Love the game of golf, I’ve played it all my life and I can still play and I actually had my first hole-in-one last year.”

They joined 140 other golfers to raise money for college scholarships for amputees and their families.

Alford said, “Hands down, no pun intended, life is wonderful. There’s no reason not to enjoy every day of it no matter what limitation or handy cap that you might have.”

This year the tournament also raised money for the Little Pebble Foundation, a summer camp for amputee and disabled children.

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