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Disabled golfers hit the links in South Africa

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Single leg amputee Glenn Mackintosh from South Africa drives a ball off the extreme 19th tee from Hanglip mountain 430 yards above the green during the Nedbank South African Disabled Golf Open at Legends Golf course in Limpopo, South Africa on May 14.

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Single leg amputee Caroline Larsson from Sweden high fives her caddie after sinking a long putt during the Nedbank Disabled Golf Open at Legends Golf course in Limpopo, South Africa on May 14.

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Visually impaired golfer Garrett Slattery from South Africa checks his scorecard in the clubhouse after a day's play during the Nedbank South African Disabled Golf Open at Legends Golf course in Limpopo, South Africa on May 15.

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Stan Andrews from South Africa bends down to mark his ball on the green during the Nedbank Disabled Golf Open on May 15.

The Nedbank South African Disabled Golf Open is one of the top disabled golf tournaments in the world with more than 60 competitors from various nations. People suffering from any number of physical disabilities  -- including arm and leg amputees, hemiplegics, paraplegics, stroke victims, blind and deaf people -- that are able to grip the club with at least one hand and hit the ball can compete.

Editor’s Note: The images in this blog post were shot May 13-15, but made available to NBC News today.

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South African paragolfer Luzuko Skontya plays pool with friends in the bar during the Nedbank South African Disabled Golf Open on May 14.

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Mattias Claesson from Sweden plays a shot during the Nedbank South African Disabled Golf Open at Legends Golf course in Limpopo, South Africa on May 15.

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Caroline Larsson from Sweden walks down a fairway at the end of a day's play during the Nedbank South African Disabled Golf Open on May 13.