Scotland Win Auld Enemies Cup – 2019

Kilspindie Golf Club members, David Paterson and Frankie Devlin, as player and guide, were part of the Blind Golf Scotland international team that played against England and Wales in a three-day international match at Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club in Sussex.

In splendid weather from the 17th September, the Scots overturned a 4-6 deficit from the first two days foursomes and fourball matches to win the singles 6.5 to 3.5 and secure the trophy 10.5 to 9.5 and flew back to Edinburgh with the cup.

The Scottish team is made up of visually impaired golfers from all over Scotland – from Drumnadrochit to Maybole – with their all-important guides. Blind Golf Scotland organises a season of events around Scotland that leads to a national Order of Merit as well as training events.

If you know of someone with a visual impairment who would like to continue their golfing life, or a blind or visually impaired person looking for a sporting activity, encourage them to get in touch. Novice blind golfers can become very successful. Active members have ranged from 14 to 97 years of age and both male and female players are welcome. Practical support for the charity is welcomed from all sources. You can contact the Blind Golf Scotland secretary, Gill Lowther, at enquiries@scottishblindgolf.com or by telephoning David Paterson on 01456 459 311.