One-armed golfer Laurent Hurtubise stuns everyone with hole-in-one at PGA Tour event

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You have probably never heard of Laurent Hurtubise...until now that is.

The talented amateur stunned pros by hitting a hole in one at the PGA American Express tournament on Thursday.

However, what makes the achievement all the more remarkable is that he swings the club with only one arm.

He was born with only one arm, but this has not stopped him swinging a golf club since the age of 11.

The inspirational moment was captured as he stood over the ball on the 151-yard hole. Swinging his iron in his one hand, he managed to catch the ball as sweetly as he is ever likely to hit it.

The ball landed perfectly on the green before hurtling towards the hole, dropping into the cup to spark wild celebrations.

The tournament gives amateurs the chance to pit their wits against the pros and Hurtubise’s playing partner Troy Merritt described it as the "coolest experience he's had on the course."

Greg Chalmers, another Tour pro, was also playing alongside the pair and told the PGA afterwards: "It was one of those shots where you always thought, hang on, this could go in here.

"It landed around the front of the green and we were all watching it closely as it tracked toward the hole and then bang, it disappeared.

"We all went up in celebration and Laurent went ballistic and maybe let out a few choice words, but who could blame him?"

The crowd gave Hurtubise a huge reception as he picked his ball up from the hole after the stunning shot.

A really inspiring achievement for any young athlete born with a disability. Hurtubise has spoken in the past about his determination not to let it hold him back.

“As a kid, sports was a way for me to prove that even though I had a difference that I could perform as well as normal people ... as they call them.”

"People have differences and handicaps and whatever, but it was my way to prove that I could be as good as everybody else."

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