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Dick Krapfl Previews Amputee Golf Tourney

Golfers from all around the world will convene in Lincoln in mid-August for the 65th Annual National Amputee Golf Championship and one of the past champions is from Lincoln.

Dick Krapfl's been a history teacher for 36 years. He got started at Norris and is now at School Middle School in Lincoln.

Dick was just 20 years old when he lost his arm in a car accident in 1973, "I was in a little bit of a hurry coming home, passing another car and a motorcycle came out and I swerved to avoid it. I'm very fortunate."

Dick's favorite part of playing golf is clear, "Oh, it's very important to meet new people."

Dick invites amputees from all around the midwest to join in on the fun, "It would be a good idea for them to make it if they haven't been to a national tournament before because it's kind of a celebration."

Things get started with an event for kids with disabilities and then on Monday the 12th, there's a golf scramble for the public.

And of course, organizers are looking for volunteers to spot balls and rake sand traps as well.

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