Lewis, 13, points the way for disabled golfers

THE Disabled Golf Association attracted players from Yorkshire, the West Midlands, Leicestershire as well as Lancashire to a stableford at Whitefield.

TEE TIME: Disabled golfers at Whitefield

TEE TIME: Disabled golfers at Whitefield

Various disabilities were represented including amputees, autism, MS, arthritis, and Parkinson’s.

And they were all upstaged by 13-year-old autism sufferer Lewis Eccles from Doncaster who totted up 35 points.

He won on countback from Preston amputee George Ridley as Yorkshire’s John Riordan, who has arthritis, finished third with 32.

Spokesman Graeme Robertson said: “DGA are doing great work all around the country in making golf possible for people overcoming their disabilities. To be able to show the power of the human mind in overcoming adversity and encouraging other disabled people to return to, or start playing golf, with all the therapeutic values that can bring, is something I feel quite passionate about.”

DGA is a non -profit organisation andmembership is free. More information at disabledgolf.org.uk and fb.com/disabledgolf which lists events nationwode.


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