AUBURN (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- Steve Jordan remembers caddying for his father at Martindale Country Club in Auburn when he was just 12 years old. He saved up his caddying money and bought himself a set of golf clubs. Steve has been playing at that club ever since, except now, the 64-year-old does so a little bit differently.
10 years ago, ironically 3 days after he recorded his first and only hole in one, Steve suffered a severe stroke that left him paralyzed on the left side. After two years in a wheelchair, the thought of playing golf again didn't only become a goal, it became a purpose.
"If he did not have golf in his life, I do not think he would have had the will to live." said his wife Diane.
Wanting to play golf was one thing, being able to was another says Steve.
"I couldn't lean forward without falling over so bending down to tee up a golf ball was a real challenge. I didn't have to learn to play golf, I had to learn to play golf with one hand"
While he is happy to be out on the links with his friends again, Steve has loftier goals.
"My intention is to come back out to Martindale and be one of their best players again"