Birmingham club pro and top adaptive golfer shares special bond with 6-year-old protege

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Birmingham club pro and top adaptive golfer shares special bond with 6-year-old protege



AT THE WHITE HOUSE, KALYN NORWOOD. >> A DYNAMIC DUO, PRO COACH AND YOUNG BOY LOVER OF GOLF. — BOTH HAVE AN CONTAGIOUS LOVE OF THE SPORT. AND BOTH HAVE A DISABILITY. IT’S THEIR LESSONS ON THE COURSE AND IN LIFE THAT I SHARE WITH YOU TONIGHT, TALENT THAT SHINES THROUGH THEIR ABILITY >>WHAT ARE YOU SAYING TO THIS BALL? BYE BYE BALL GIVE A RIP HIT >> ONE OF THE BEST ADAPTIVE GOLFERS IN THE WORLD, CHRIS BIGGINS AND HIS 6-YEAR-OLD PROTEGE, SHEP. ARE QUITE THE PAIR. >> WE HAVE THE SAME PUTTER SHOES, HE HAS THE RIGHT SHOE AND I’M LEFT. >> WHAT IS SPECIAL? TWO PEAS IN A POD YOU MIGHT SAY. CHRIS AND SHEP, TALENTED ATHLETES IN ITS FULL. >> WHOA, THAT WAS THE BEST OF THE DAY. >> AND BOTH HAVE CEREBRAL PALSY. >> WHEN I SAW CHRIS I WAS LIKE SHEP YOU HAVE TO MEET THIS GUY. >> I HAVE PRAYED FOR MANY YEARS FOR A ROLE MODEL AND ENCOURAGER FOR SHEP AND FOR SOMEONE WITH SIMILAR CEREBRAL PALSY >> I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST SAW SHEP A FEW YEARS AGO HE WAS RUNNING AROUND THE PLAYGROUND AT UNITED ABILITY WALKER FLASHBACKS AND ALREADY VOU BACK TO TIME I WAS THAT AGE, MORE >> MORE RECENTLY HE SAW SHEP AGAIN THIS TIME, RUNNING WITHOUT HIS WALKER CHRIS ASKED HIM TO HIT GOLF BALLS. >> THAT DAY, I THOUGHT WE WOULD BE THE BEST TO PLAY THE GAME. >> IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED FROM DAY ONE. >> TOLD SHEP MAY NEVER WALK DURING INITIAL DIAGNOSIS, THIS CHILD PROVES THAT HE CAN DO ANYTHING. >> NOTHING HOLDING HIM BACK >> DO YOU THINK YOU’RE STRONG ENOUGH TO HIT HIM OVER THERE? YES LET ME SEE YOUR MUSCLES OH YEAH YOU ARE ENOUGH STRONG >> IN THE PAST HE MAY HAVE DOUBT ABOUT HIS ABILITIES BUT WHEN HE’S ON THE GOLF COURSE HE HAS NO DOUBTS HE FEELS AWESOME HE TURNED INTO SOMEBODY DISABLED TO SUPERHERO >> AND CHRIS, GIVING GIFTS, >>MR. CHRIS GAVE YOU THIS? >> AND SHARING HIS ULTIMATE GIFT TO INSPIRE OTHERS >> WHEN YOU START ESPECIALLY WITH A DISABILITY, YOU WILL STICK. IT WILL BE A HARD ROAD IF YOU KEEP WORKING HARD AND FIGHTING, THERE IS NO LIMIT TO WHAT YOU CAN DO. >> IT WAS AN ANSWER TO PRAYER THAT WE ESTABLISHED THIS RELATIONSHIP AND GOD BROUGHT US TOGETHER. — WITH CHRIS. >> IS IT NOT AMAZING? >> I LOVE THE TEAMWORK AND THE PARTNERSHIP AND THE RELATIONSHIP THEY HAVE. >> THEY CLICKED RIGHT AWAY. THEY WERE BROUGHT TOGETHER BY UNITED ABILITY, THESE TWO PROVE THEIR ABILITY TO INSPIRE AND DO GREAT THINGS, TOGETHER. From the moment he hit the golf ball for the first time, he was natural, he’s so good and confident.

Birmingham club pro and top adaptive golfer shares special bond with 6-year-old protege

Chris Biggins, one of the world’s best adaptive golfers and golf pro at Birmingham Country Club, quickly struck up a friendship with his 6-year-old protege, Shep Maddox. Chris and Shep share a special bond that goes far beyond the golf course. WVTM 13’s Brittany Decker has this News We Love in the video above.

Chris Biggins, one of the world’s best adaptive golfers and golf pro at Birmingham Country Club, quickly struck up a friendship with his 6-year-old protege, Shep Maddox. Chris and Shep share a special bond that goes far beyond the golf course. WVTM 13’s Brittany Decker has this News We Love in the video above.

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