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Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- For 22 years, the George Rogers Celebrity Golf Tournament has been a fixture on the summer golf schedule for coaches, athletes and entertainers.

Rogers held his annual event Monday at the Fort Jackson Golf Club and on virtually every hole was someone who had a story to tell.

In one group was former Gamecock and NFL tight end Willie Scott who is currently an assistant football coach and head varsity boys basketball coach at Pelion High School. One of Scott's playing partners was Atlanta's Joshua Patton who plays golf with one arm.

Patton injured his left side in the late 1970's when working as a bodyguard, he absorbed an ice pick in his left side. The injury left him unable to make a full turn to his left.

A chance meeting with former NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler led to Patton taking up golf and now he travels across the county playing golf with one good arm and serving as a role model with people with disabilities.

Also in the field is someone who has made a change in direction is Tully Blanchard who back in the 1980's was a member of the feared Four Horseman. Blanchard has since left the fast-paced lifestyle of professional wrestling behind and now works as a motivational speaker and ordained minister.

Blanchard's primary focus is prison ministeries.

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