INSPIRATIONAL golfer with prosthetic legs makes cut at professional tournament

Issa Nlareb Amang, a professional golfer from Cameroon, has made the cut at the Ein Bay Open at Sokhna Golf Club in Egypt.

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Sat, 22 May 2021

INSPIRATIONAL golfer with prosthetic legs makes cut at professional tournament

A truly inspirational story emerged from the Alps Tour Golf when Issa Nlareb Amang made the cut at the Ein Bay Open, despite having partially amputated legs.

Amang, who is a professional golfer from Cameroon, suffered from bacterial meningitis in 2018 which sadly led to both of his legs being partially amputated.

This means that he now uses prosthetic limbs, however, this did not stop Amang from playing in the event, which was held at Sokhna Golf Club in Egypt, and making the cut in superb style.

Amang shot rounds of 70 and 71 and finished on a score of 3-under-par, which meant he made the cut. The Cameroonian birdied three of his last four holes to clutch progress into the next round, which made his week all the more exciting.

It is always great to hear stories such as Amang's and it shows that no matter what problem you are faced with, you can always find a way of overcoming it. 

The Alps Tour Golf is a developmental professional golf tour based in Europe. It is a third level tour, such as the PGA EuroPro Tour, which provides golfers such as Amang with the chance to rise up the ranks.

Many golf fans on social media passed on their congratulations to the inspirational man:

"That is incredible ..... what an inspiration," one fan said.

"I was touched by this," one fan commented.

"That is phenomenal," another fan said.

"Wow. This is what it's all about. Incredible. Best wishes to Issa! I will be cheering for you, always," another fan commented.

"This is awesome. Wish you the best and thank you for showing the way! Would love to have a round with you one day," one fan said.

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