Disabled Golf day goes off to a tee

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Beautiful weather and vistas over Milton Keynes, The Disabled Golf Society were lucky to have lovely weather for their golf day.

The group were proud to have staff from Northcroft Golf in attendance as sponsors for the day – Northcroft produce an innovative product which is particularly helpful for disabled players – the T-Zee/S for placing a ball on a tee into the ground, as well as the Northcroft Back Saver and Ball Lifter Plus.

14 players teed off on a very interesting course, an ideal location for disabled golf.

Winner of the Northcroft Golf Cup over 18-holes was Andrew Greenhill from Leicestershire (44points), also from Leicestershire, 2nd was Brian Parsons whose experiment with his 3-wood paid off. He finished with 43 points.

3rd was David Cooksley from Notts (39 points). The group also ran a hidden holes competition (on holes 2, 7 & 15) randomly chosen by the bar staff – won by Graeme Robertson, event organiser! He said: “It was particularly satisfying to see Andrew win his first event as a full member of the disabled golfers, as he also acts as carer to Brian who has Parkinsons – they make a great team from Leicestershire – albeit they will both be having their handicaps cut no doubt.”

Attending his first DGS event was one-arm golfer, Chris Brown from Wolverhampton ably assisted by his caddie Geoff, also from Wolverhampton, who survived a stroke a while back.

A spokesman said: “Sincere thanks to Kevin Bailey and Nigel Panting, from Northcroft Golf, Hungerford, Berks, for their kind donation of sponsorship for the day, who, as well as demonstrating their products, joined in with the day and played the back 9-holes and had a good day out.”

DGS is a pan-disability, not-for-profit organisation, membership is free and event costs are kept low so they are always looking for sponsorship for events. They are now hoping to welcome both their regular and new members again before too long as they have upcoming events in the area at Mardyke Valley Essex, New Malton Herts/Cambs.

More information is at www.disabledgolfsociety.com with events all over the country in 2012.