Organisers praised for success of sixth event
The Parliamentary Golf Group has shown its support for the Scottish Pan-Disability Open, which runs from August 21 to 24.
On Monday (August 21), North East Fife MP and Golf Group Chairperson Stephen Gethins attended the event, which is being held at the Fairmont Golf Course in St Andrews, and took part in a driving range clinic for beginners, as well as meeting some of those taking part in the tournament.
The competition, which is now in its sixth year, is organised by the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership and welcomes disabled golfers from across Scotland and beyond. The SDGP also organises a range of other golf projects, training and competitions across Scotland.
In July Stephen, who is Member of Parliament for North East Fife, tabled a motion in the House of Commons, which paid tribute to SDGP Chair Jim Gales MBE and his fellow organisers for all their hard work in organising the event.
Speaking after the visit, Stephen Gethins MP said, “it was an honour to attend the practice day of the Scottish Pan-Disability Open, and meet some of those taking part in the competition. Golf is a sport for all, and the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership do some fantastic work in providing playing opportunities for those with disabilities.”
“I wish all those taking part well, and hope that the event will inspire more people, and particularly those with disabilities, to get active and enjoy all the health and social benefits that golf can provide.”
The event was due to be officially opened by Scottish Minister for Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell MSP, on Wednesday morning.