Paul Lawrie gives teenage golfer Thomas Brock a surprise golf lesson on My Special Day

Last Updated: 18/12/12 9:32am

On Tuesday's My Special Day teenage golfer Thomas Brock gets a surprise golf lesson from 1999 Open Champion Paul Lawrie.

Thomas started playing aged 13, by the age of 15 he had a single figure handicap and in 2010 he was on the winning team at the Scottish Junior Championships with his Liberton GC teammates.

But in the summer of 2011 his girlfriend noticed a lump on his foot which had actually been there for a while. It turned out to be cancerous and Thomas was given a choice between chemotherapy, with the chance of the cancer returning, or to have the leg amputated.


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Thomas, now 18, took the brave decision to lose his left leg below the knee. His amputation took place on a Monday but by the Saturday he was back on the golf course and shot a 73 on one leg!

Within three months he was fitted with a prosthetic leg. He told My Special Day: "There is always someone more worse off than yourself in life at the end of the day."

Follow us as we join Thomas at the Paul Lawrie golf centre in Aberdeen where he meets the man himself.

After a tour of the facility, Thomas has a lesson with Paul and his coach Andrew Locke.

Paul told My Special Day: "Thomas was absolutely brilliant especially with what he's gone through and an inspiration to us all who meet him today.

"It's hugely impressive to play off the handicap he does after all he has been through and his ball-striking and attitude was different class."

Make sure you tune in to My Special Day on Tuesday to find out more, from 6am on Sky Sports News HD, channel 405.

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