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One-armed golfer takes world title; Amputee beats rivals and cancer.

Byline: DAVID David, in the Bible
David, d. c.970 B.C., king of ancient Israel (c.1010–970 B.C.), successor of Saul. The Book of First Samuel introduces him as the youngest of eight sons who is anointed king by Samuel to replace Saul, who had been deemed a failure.

A ONE-armed golfer from North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales and to the east by England.  has won an international amputees' golf championship.

Tony Jones, of Connah's Quay Coordinates:  Connah's Quay (Welsh: Cei Conna) is the largest town in Flintshire, North Wales, lying on the River Dee, near the border with England. , teamed up with partner Phil Chirnside, from Florida, to claim victory in the World Amputees Golf Championships.

They won the pairs title at the William Hall For the 1829 governor of Tennessee, see .

William Hall VC (April 28, 1827 – August 25 1904) was the first black person, the first Nova Scotian, and third Canadian-born recipient of the Victoria Cross.
 Challenge Trophy staged at the Balbirnie Park Golf Club, in Fife, Scotland.

The 61-year-old, a Northop Golf & Country Club member and vice captain, lost his left hand and part of his arm in an industrial accident in 1965.

He has only been playing golf since the mid-1990s and is one of the few disabled competitors to play without an aid.

In Fife Tony beat players from Australia, Indonesia and Sweden.

He said: ``I'm delighted. The tournament lasted for a full week. After I'd failed to qualify for the knock-out stages of the singles event it was fantastic to team up with Phil and win the pairs section. ''

Tony's success is even more remarkable because he has battled leukaemia for two years.

He said: ``It was a real shock when I was diagnosed. The chemotherapy tablets really affected the amount of golf I was able to play because they were so draining. I think all the walking actually helps, but afterwards I feel shattered. ''

Tony has a handicap of 20 and takes over as Northop captain in October.

Tony hopes to defend his title in Ireland next year. He is trying to bring the World Amputees Golf Championships to Northop in 2006.

Opera singer Bryn Terfel The Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel, CBE (IPA: [brɨn ˈtɛrvɛl]; born November 9, 1965) is a well-known contemporary opera and concert singer.  and Welsh actor John Ogwen are helping launch a new on line golf shop.

The company called ``Golf Cymru. com'' is run by their friend Viv Williams.

It is officially launched at St Deiniol Golf Club, near Bangor, tomorrow . The launch day, being staged between 7. 30 am and 8pm, will feature a competition to raise money for Hope House Hospice.

Bryn and John are members at St Deiniol where Viv Williams owns the pro shop.


Tony Jones of Connah's Quay took the One Armed Pairs World Championship in partnership with American Phil Chirnside
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 23, 2004
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