Milledgeville County Club hosts Georgia State Amputee Golf Tournament

Milledgeville, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The golf balls flew off the tee today for the 21st annual Georgia State Amputee Golf Tournament.

The tournament took place at the Milledgeville Country Club.

Dozens of amputees hit the links.

Tyler Hyatt had his leg amputated when he was four.

He says playing sports without his leg is getting easier with technology.

"We have microprocessor controlled knees, we have carbon fiber feet," said Tyler Hyatt. "And they allow us to maneuver uneven terrain easier and keep us safe from falling down. With that advancement, we’re able to come out and compete a little more with able-bodied people."

The tournament offers a $1,500 college scholarship.

It’s available to participants and their immediate families who apply.