The Disabled Ryder Cup

Starts this Monday 12 September at Cardrona.  Scotland v England – The Auld Enemies Cup 2016. Scotland as the holders of the Auld Enemies Cup, host the event this year after giving the English Team a sound thrashing on home soil, last time at the Shire Golf Club in London.

The 3-day competition, is a traditional match play format, with foursomes, fourball and singles games to finish on Wednesday 14 September.  Twenty four golfers, of all ages, abilities and disabilities will play each day for the coveted trophy.

Players, selected from the Scottish Order of Merit Championship Tables, and representing all disability categories, will travel from across the UK to compete for Team Scotland.

Team Captain, Alan Robertson from Stirling said, “Scotland will try to defend the title, after we won the Auld enemies Cup down at the Shire Golf club in London in 2014 by a good margin.  I have picked a good squad, so lets hope we can win it convincingly and send them homeward to think again”!

Team Scotland 2016 are: Alan Robertson of Stirling.  Andy Gardiner of Fritwell.  John Irvine of Blyth.  Jim Thomson of Millport.  John Pennycott of Arran. Robert Inness of Dumfries.  Derek Milne of Upper Largo.  Jim Gales of Springfield.  Kenny Morrison of the Isle of Harris.  Scott Anderson of Aberdeen. Bob Drysdale of Tayport and Trevor Crombie of Kirkcaldy.

Background on the SDGP is at http://www.sdgp.org.uk/Index.asp?MainID=21667

This is the 5th Auld Enemies Cup comp, between the 2 nations..  Currently it is 2 wins each.

Other games have been at Slaley Hall, Derby’s Breadsall Priory, Kinross Greens and The Shire London a Seve designed course

It was the first fully pan-disabled Ryder Cup in the world.  A format which has been copied in numerous other countries.

Good Luck to Both Teams