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Tommy Morrissey, 6-year-old golfer with one arm, showing that nothing is impossible

Posted at 8:05 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-27 12:10:14-04

The Honda Classic brings some of the world’s top golfers to Palm Beach County.

Before that happens, one local golfer is stealing the spotlight and providing inspiration to many.

Tommy Morrissey can do more with one arm than most people can do with two.
 
“In fact, I'm not even sure he realizes he only has one hand,” his mother Marcia Morrissey says.
 
Tommy can sling the pigskin with the best of them, but it's what he can do with a golf club that really opens eyes.

“He started playing golf about 14 months old,” his dad Joe Morrissey. “Saw the guys on tv doing it and he started emulating them.” 
 
Now at just 6-years-old, his talent is blossoming.
 
“Tommy's ability to perform at a higher level with one arm…it's really unprecedented.”
 
It's a talent that has grown over the years, allowing to rack up numerous awards - and a few famous friends along the way.
 
Tommy's mission goes way beyond that, however.
 
At Tuesday's ‘One Armed Challenge' he took on the pros to raise money for his charity unLIMBited- which helps folks with limb differences.
 
“He's been able to inspire a lot of people to believe that they can do a lot of things that they thought they otherwise would not,” Marcia says.
 
That includes people like Amanda Cischke and her son Austin.
 
She brought her son to meet Austin face to face at today’s challenge.

“It tells them that you can accomplish anything you want to, set your mind to it, enjoy, have fun, and just live your life to your fullest,” Cischke says.
 
With every swing, Tommy proves that in golf, or life, there is no handicap.
 
“He is showing us there's nothing that's impossible,” Marcia says.