Sidey Sponsor Scottish Disability Golf Partnership
The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership has just concluded its third Pan-Disability Open Golf Championship at the Kinross Golf Club in the heart of Scotland.
The Open, which was the first in the UK to be fully inclusive for the disabled, was played over the Bruce and Montgomery Courses over 54 holes and was won by Adrian Canny of Dublin, Ireland (net),.and Kevin Harmison of Bedlington near Newcastle, (gross).
In his acceptance speech, Adrian, a vision impaired golfer, who plays off a 10 golf handicap, thanked the organisers and sponsors of the event and made special mention of his Dad and sighted guide Gerard, who accompanied him around the Kinross venue, sighting line and shot.
The winner of the Sidey Scottish Open title scratch trophy was Kevin Harmison of Tyne & Wear with 222. Kevin, a member of the SDGP, is a leg amputee and has a golf handicap of 3,, is also part of the recently announced Scottish Team which will take on the English, for the Auld Enemies Cup in only a few weeks at the Breadsall Priory Golf Resort in Derby.
The Scottish Open trophy, which will remain in Scotland on display with other international trophies, in St Andrews, was sponsored by Sidey Windows Ltd of Perth.
Stevie Cunningham the SDGP Chair said, Sidey Windows have sponsored all the trophies this year and have done so since we began the Open back in 2008. Along with other supporters and UK-wide Trusts, we have been able to subsidise everyone's attendance at the Open, so a special thanks must go to everyone who came good with support in these tricky financial times".
Results, after the three day competition were:
Overall net winners
1st Adrian Canny of Dublin 226
2nd Andrew McDonald of Lancashire 233
3rd Jim Gales of Fife 240
4th Peter Osborne of Lancashire 241
5th Mike Mayo of Lesmahago 248
Scotland's Stableford Championship results were:
Stevie Cunningham of Clackmananshire 96
Colin Brock of Fife 94
Paul Cunningham of London 88
Mark Helm of Nailsworth Gloucestershire - 82 Kenny Morrison of the Isle of Scalpey- 80
Jim Gales of the SDGP said, "We had three glorious days of sun, something which none of us predicted after such a horrible summer. Some of our members also had the chance to try out the TGA "Breeze"adaptive golf cart for use on the course and this would be of great benefit to those golfers with less mobility or other health problems".
More information on the SDGP can be found at www.sdgp.co.uk