Golfers descend on Bondhay for DGA event

Disabled Golf Association event at Bondhay
Disabled Golf Association event at Bondhay

The Disabled Golf Association began their 2015 season at Bondhay Golf Club last month.

Members from across the Midlands gathered at the Worksop course, with golfers also travelling from as far afield as Lancashire, Berkshire and Cambridgeshire.

Among the entrants were one-arm golfer Stephen Nelson from Staffordshire, and blind golfer David Wallis and his guide from Doncaster.

John Trumble (mobility, Lancs) was crowned the winner thanks to his tally of 35 points, pipping Leicestershire’s Parkinson’s sufferer Brian Parsons who scored 34.

Autistic golfer Lewis Eccles from Doncaster, a rising junior star, took third, also on 34 points.

DGA Midlands co-ordinator Brian Parsons said: “My season started in a big way on Friday 13th March, when I attended the Disabled Golf Association both as a player and the new DGA Midlands co-ordinator.”

“Thanks to all who helped and attended at Bondhay, I hope the day was as enjoyable for you all as it was for me, thanks to everybody for a great day.”

Bondhay was selected for the March event due to its good drainage and the allowance of buggies almost all year round.

A spokesman for the association paid tribute to the host course: “The greens were in good condition given the time of year, with the odd one running at an inconsistent pace, and the course presented its usual challenges over water and with well protected greens.”

“The clubhouse is one of those down to earth places you can relax in, a well-stocked pro shop, and the food excellent.”

“Bondhay GC have always been very supportive of disabled golf.”

Visit www.disabledgolfassociation.org.uk for more.