Good win for Michael

Michael Goodwin proved golfers of all ages and abilities can compete against one another when he produced 44 points at Seaton Carew to win a club event.

Michael (pictured), who lost his left arm in a motorcycle accident in 1996, led a field of 100 players.

The 56-year-old, 26-handicapper, said: “The handicap system makes for a relatively level playing field for golfers of all abilities. I lost my left arm when I was 33 years-old and I found it difficult to come to terms with what had happened, but I realised I was the one who had to overcome the problem.”

Michael returned to work at Hartlepool Pipe Mill and continued to play golf, relearning how to swing the club with just his right hand.

He added: “We all have the ability to overcome adversity and need to realise that we have the potential to succeed, no matter the odds.”