Ben Witter is a professional golfer that reached his dreams of playing on the PGA Tour.
This pursuit was cut short by a diagnosis of cancer in 1988. During his stay in the hospital, Ben was not able to spend time in the sun due to his type of treatment. Rather than just waiting for his next treatment, he picked up a sand wedge and golf ball and began bouncing it up and down in his room and through the halls. Before long, the doctors and nurses began watching him do his "trickshot show" in the hospital. As time went on, Ben became very good at the "trickshot show" and one day, his doctor invited him to play in a pro-am. At the outing, he began performing his trickshot show and the entire field of players gathered on the range to watch him. After a complete recovery, Ben wanted to give something back through the game of golf, so he once played 306 holes in a one day golf marathon to raise money for cancer research. He averaged 69.2 for 17 rounds.
Since that time, Ben has become one of the top trickshot artists in the world, performing his trickshot and long drive shows at corporate golf outings around the country. In 2005, Ben was invited to participate in the World Golf Trickshot Championship in Gwent, Wales. He finished first in technical merit and in 3rd place overall. As a teaching professional, Ben earned the CCCPGA's 1994 PGA Professional of the year award and has taught many golfers his unique philosophy of the power sources that make up the golf swing.
When Ben is not golfing, he enjoys spending time with his wife Ann, daughters Samantha, Alexandra, Margaret and Gabrielle, along with their new baby brother Nicholas.