Ascot-based Bobby David, who plays with a 22 handicap, has autism, development delay and hypermobility. After a trip to a driving range with his dad, Bobby’s game developed thanks to support from the local golf union and disabled coaching. Now, the Enable Sport programme, run by national charity Caudwell Children, has stepped in to provide Bobby with an electric trolley and GPS watch to aid his concentration and further his development in the game.
His talent for golf and the difference sport can make to the lives of disabled youngsters is the inspiration behind the charity’s ‘Celebrity Golf Classic’ which takes place at The Carrick Golf Club on the banks of Loch Lomond in September. Hosted by Boyzone’s Mikey Graham and attended by a host of sporting and TV celebrities including Mark Lawrenson, Alan Kennedy and John Regis, the event raises funds for the charity so that more young people can receive support.
The Caudwell Children ‘Enable Sport’ programme provides specialist equipment to enable young talented disabled athletes to reach their full potential. The cost of specialist equipment can often be a major barrier to disabled people engaging in competitive sport due to the additional cost that managing their disability can incur.
Team entries for the 2015 Caudwell Children Celebrity Golf Classic are still available. Taking place on 24 and 25 September, packages include luxury hospitality at the five-star Cameron House Hotel, two rounds of golf on the 18 hole Carrick Golf Course and a gala dinner. More at: www.caudwellchildren.com