Golf: Jones is crowned champion Southern Disability Open

TEE TIME: The competitors line up for the Southern Disability Open at Poult Wood

Golf: Jones is crowned champion Southern Disability Open

by Andy Tong | 30th May 2019

THE third Southern Disability Open at Poult Wood saw a new overall winner this year, Andy Jones.

A total of 23 competitors took part in the event, which caters for varying degrees of disability – an increase of 10 on the 2018 field.

It was hosted by tmactive, part of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, and the Disabled Golf Association.

Andy was the winner of the Men’s Handicap 25 and above with 39 Stableford points and replaced Steve Crocker as Open Champion – the latter having won the first two tournaments held at the course near Tonbridge.

Alan Baker was the winner of the Men’s Handicap to 24 with 35 Stableford points, while Susie Mews was winner of the Ladies All Handicaps with 36 points.

Paul Piercy, the DGA’s chief executive, said: “The Southern Disability Open is now in its third year and the number of participants has continued to increase.

“This success is down to the excellent work by tmactive in conjunction with the Disabled Golf Association.

“Thanks to tmactive and Poult Wood Golf Course for their continued support. I look forward to an even bigger and better event in 2020.”

Martin Guyton, chief executive of tmactive, said: “This year’s competition was a great success. Congratulations to all those who took part.

“As a golfer myself it is inspiring to witness the dedication, hard work, skill and competitiveness of our friends at the Disabled Golf Association.

“We look forward to hosting the competition again next year.”

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