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Hole-in-one joy for disabled boy
John Smith after his hole-in-one
Now John Smith wants to play Tiger Woods
A 13-year-old golf fanatic with cerebral palsy who swings his club single-handed is overjoyed after scoring a hole-in-one.

John Smith, from Ipswich, Suffolk, hit the shot on the eighth hole at the Fynn Valley Golf Club in Witnesham.

His mother, Carol, thought he had overshot the 120-yard par three hole until players ahead said it had gone into the hole.

"It's really something for John - his dad has never managed it," she said.

He's showed that you can do well, even if you only use one arm - it's something to be really proud of
Mother Carol Smith

"I saw him hit it, then we couldn't see the ball and were looking beyond the green when some people in front of us said it had gone into the hole.

"There it was - we couldn't believe it," Mrs Smith said on Monday.

Her son's feat should be an inspiration to others, she added. "He's showed that you can do well, even if you only use one arm - it's something to be really proud of."

John plays golf with his 10-year-old brother, Michael, and his father, Graham.

When he is not hitting golf balls, John likes to watch sport on television.

"My favourite player is Tiger Woods. I'd love to play like him," he said.


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