Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Golf: Manuel De Los Santos

Attached here is the story of a truly inspiring individual: a golfer from the Dominican named Manuel De Los Santos.

Here's an excerpt from the short documentary description:

"Manuel de los Santos is one of sport's most inspirational figures. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, he played baseball from a young age and by 2003 was planning to turn professional. But a motorcycle accident changed his life forever when he lost his left leg above the knee.

Following this accident, he moved to France and on seeing the film, 'The Legend of Bagger Vance', he was inspired to take up golf. Now 26 years old, Manuel lives in Paris and plays to a handicap of just three, competing in high profile tournaments all around the world. His extraordinary golf swing has become instantly recognisable.

Peter Montgomery read about Manuel at the end of 2009 and had the idea of making a film about him. This short documentary portrait is the result."

Watch the video here:

or by clicking this link:

His balance is astounding. It's difficult to bend on one leg like that, let alone hold a perfect golf stance.

Thanks to Brian for sending this.