No-Armed Man Will Crush You In Golf

By: 04.02.10

Butch Lumpkin can play 18 holes of golf and break 80. He can play tennis. And he does all of this without having any functional arms. I have never felt lazier in my life.

In the 1950’s and 1960’s there were between ten and twenty thousand “Thalidomide Babies” born after their [mothers] took the drug to combat morning sickness. Butch Lumpkin is one of the approximately 5,000 survivors world-wide. Born with what he calls “short arms,” he really has what amounts to no functional arms at all. Three fingers extend from his left side in a flipper like manner, and his right arm ends before the elbow with three fingers that point backward toward his body. –

Lumpkin cited sports as the one forum where he could be treated equally by others, because “you don’t want to get beat by a man with no arms.” Nobody wants to get beat by a guy named Butch, either. The Golf Channel did a profile on him, but he also has a video of his own, which you can see after the jump. Thanks to @ShaneBacon for the heads-up.

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