Golf is considered a difficult sport that many only master later in life. Vince Biser, however, is a 24-year old champion golfer- who plays with only one arm. Vince is completely unable to utilize his right hand as a result of cerebral palsy, and that whole side of his body is very weak as well.
Still, Vince hasn’t let his handicap discourage him from pursuing, and excelling in, his interests. “It’s all about golf,” Vince’s father Andy Biser said. “It started when he was a toddler, playing in the back yard. He used a plastic club and big golf ball. He called it ‘whack ball’.”
Vince has always loved sports, his father continued. He holds several records in track, field and swimming in disabled competitions. Through the North American One-Armed Golf Association, Vince has built an amazing reputation in the field, revealing his skill in competitions throughout North America and Northern Ireland. “We thought it would be a good introduction to the world,” his father said. “It would help him be more social through a game he enjoyed playing.”
Vince did that and more, surprising his family by winning three consecutive North America One Arm Championships. The courses were some of the most challenging in the world, including PGA National. Now, he is headed to Towson to host the 12th annual One-Arm Championship alongside the Country Club of Maryland.