Open champion visits Milngavie Golf Club

Milngavie Golf Club. Alastair Berry won disabled trophy despite having no hands. He's from Irvine but will be at club  to show off his trophy to encourage youngsters to strive for their goals. 'Photo by Emma Mitchell'3/4/13

Milngavie Golf Club. Alastair Berry won disabled trophy despite having no hands. He's from Irvine but will be at club to show off his trophy to encourage youngsters to strive for their goals. 'Photo by Emma Mitchell'3/4/13

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The current disabled British Open Golf Champion Alisdair Berry paid a visit to junior members at Milngavie Golf Club.

Members from Clober Golf Club in Bearsden, Ranfurly Castle and Irvine Golf Club where Alasdair is from also joined in. The golfer, who has no hands, won the trophy in East Sussex last year with rounds of 76 and 77.

After playing in a competition at the club, Alasdair took part in a question and answer session, speaking about how he overcame his 
disabilities in life.

James Williams, Milngavie Golf Club’s junior convener, said: “Undoubtedly he has inspired the boys at the beginning of the new golf season. He also shot -1 under par for his round, scoring 41 stableford points, which is very impressive indeed. Kieran Friel from Milngavie had the best junior score with 38 stableford points.”

The Disabled British Open Golf Championships were launched in 2009 and it welcomes competitors from all over the world to take part in what most consider to be one of the majors within disability golf tournaments worldwide. The event is open to both men and women and junior golfers with a wide range of disabilities. They compete over two days in tournament conditions.