Golf: Crocker is crowned champion of Southern Disability Open again

Golf: Crocker is crowned champion of Southern Disability Open again

THIRTEEN golfers with varying degrees of disability took part in the second Southern Disability Open at Poult Wood Golf Course near Tonbridge last month.

The competition was broken down into three categories, with Steve Crocker crowned overall champion for the second year running.

Crocker, from Horn Park Golf Club, won the Men’s Handicap, Scratch to 24 with 38 Stableford points.

Stan Bembenek was the winner of the Men’s Handicap, Scratch 25 and above with 35 Stableford points.

Hannie Harris from the Shire Golf Club triumphed in the Ladies’ All Handicaps with 36 Stableford points.

David Copsey, Head Professional at Poult Wood, said: ‘It was a truly wonderful day. The golf course was in fantastic condition and it was so inspiring to see the level of golf played by all the competitors.’

The competition was hosted by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s leisure arm, tmactive. Martin Guyton, Chief Executive of Tonbridge & Malling Leisure Trust, said: ‘We are extremely pleased to host the Southern Disability Open and to work with Kent Golf, England Golf and the Disabled Golf Association to offer this event. It has been a great success and we look forward to hosting it again in 2019.’

PICTURE: FUN OF THE FAIRWAY: The disabled golfers at Poult Wood

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