Shaun Bakker's RHEO KNEE XC Story

Shaun has been an amputee for just over 20 years now, losing his leg at the age of 21. Having struggled with pain and poor mobility following knee surgery to eliminate bone cancer, the decision to amputate was his own.

Shaun has had many highs following amputation and the majority of these have been around golf. Shaun has played disabled golf for many years, travelled the world competing and meeting some of the most amazing people along the way. The best bit of advice Shaun could give is to never settle for an ill-fitting prosthetic limb. Educate yourself on what prosthetic limb solutions are available on the market and keep pushing your prosthetist for the best outcome for you.

Shaun has been managing golf clubs for the last 15 years. Golf is a huge passion, and Shaun had the great experience of coaching other amputees at the Össur Mobility Clinic on the Green event in 2021. This was Shaun's first experience and I absolutely loved it! The ability to pass on knowledge and enthusiasm to fellow amputees was an incredibly rewarding experience.

Other than playing a weekend round of golf with friends, Shaun is honing his game to be competitive on the world stage. As one of the leading All-Ability players in Australia, Shaun is always looking to compete in World Ranking events and push his ranking to the Top 20 in the world. Only 10 spots to go!

Shaun has been on the RHEO KNEE XC for just over 2 years, whereas prior to that only had mechanical knees. Shaun uses his RHEO KNEE XC to continue sports including golf and cycling.