Amputee Perseverance.

Once a year, the National Amputee Golf Association holds their tournament. This year, it was calling Virginia Beach home. I had no idea what to expect when I got this assignment, but when I was done and in the car leaving, all I could think about was how amazing my previous three hours were -- following veterans around that had limbs blown off by IED's, ones with cancer-ridden limbs and just about any other affliction you can think of to where you would need an amputation. I'm never complaining about another thing again.

As always, thanks for looking.

Ryan Hubbard, of Charlottesville, warms up on the driving range before playing in the National Amputee Golf Association tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at West Neck Golf Course in Virginia Beach.

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(Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Ryan Hubbard, of Charlottesville, warms up on the driving range before playing in the National Amputee Golf Association golf tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at West Neck Golf Course in Virginia Beach.

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(Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Dr. Lucian Newman, of Alabama, hits a tee shot while playing in the National Amputee Golf Association tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at West Neck Golf Course in Virginia Beach.

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(Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Jim Ennis, a former chaplain in the US Army shows off his bald eagle designed prosthetic leg. Ennis lost his leg in Vietnam while giving last rites to a dying soldier when he too was hit. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at West Neck Golf Course in Virginia Beach.

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(Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)