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From the gulag to the golf course: the story of Stanley Opalka

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By Elsa Bonstein, Golf Gab

Golf is played by the most amazing people. I’ve met paraplegic golfers, blind golfers, one-armed golfers, and just plain folks who have battled debilitating disease and injury to get back on the course.  
Stanley Opalka, of Sunset Beach, traveled a long, hard road to the quiet beauty of the Carolina coast.  
His story begins in Poland, in the fall of 1939, when his native country was invaded by the Nazis from the west and the Soviets from the east.  


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