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By Chris Peters
Omaha World-Herald 

Omaha man still golfs despite being legally blind

 


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The golfer spots a pond off in the distance. Or at least it looks like a pond. It'll have to do.

Somewhere out there, 305 yards away, sits a pin tucked into a little cup. Dean Nielsen moves his face close to a course map, walks back to his Titleist, raises his left arm and points toward the water.

Another man in his group points, too.

"Just left of that," the man tells Nielsen. Then the man turns Nielsen slightly. "Just over the bunker."

Nielsen steps up, shuffles his $4 golf shoes and lets it rip.

He unleashes a straight shot, right down the fairway. None of the other...



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