East Ren welcomes disability golf champion

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EAST Renfrewshire provost Alastair Carmichael welcomed the winner of the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership to Bonnyton Golf Club in Eaglesham recently.

Jim, a blind golfer and past chairman of the partnership, received a bottle of whisky from the East Ren councillor in celebration of his win.

The sportsman has been awarded an MBE for services to disabled golf, and last year fulfilled a life-long ambition to score a hole in one.

Provost Carmichael commented: “It’s an inspiration to come to an event like this and see first-hand how golfers overcame their disabilities to enjoy competing in matches around some of the best courses in Scotland”.

The SDGP is a registered charity which organises multiple events across Scotland, ensuring that anyone with a disability has the opportunity to play. More information on these events can be found at the SDGP website.