Disabled golfers tee offBy Jon Nurse
July 17, 2012
Disabled golfers teed off at Sand Martins Golf Club as they competed in the Vice President’s Cup for The Disabled Golf Society (DGS).
A field of 19 players travelled from as far afield as South Wales, Essex and West Yorkshire for the event, with disabilities ranging from amputees to stroke survivors and partially-sighted golfers.
The winner of the competition, on Monday, June 18, was Nicki Jones from South Wales with 41 points, ahead of stroke survivor Aynsley Doherty, from Windsor, and full-leg amputee Stan Bembenek from Crowthorne.
Graeme Robertson, DGS director and organiser, said: “We had a really great day at Sand Martins. The golf and catering were excellent – many thanks to Andrew Hall, Dave Miller and all the staff and the club members for their patience.
“I know first hand what a difference playing golf has made to my life. The therapeutic benefits are incredible and our aim is to enable more disabled people to play golf. It is good to see familiar faces, but also to welcome new members.”
The society helps and inspires disabled golfers, irrespective of age, gender or ability, to enjoy playing the sport.
It aims to bring people together socially and promote the game by organising tournaments up and down the country and by arranging taster days.