Lo­cal golfer picked for Team Scot­land

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A Whit­ing Bay man has been se­lected to rep­re­sent Scot­land in a tour­na­ment at the Cardrona Re­sort and Ho­tel near Pee­bles next month where he will com­pete in the Auld En­emy Cup.

John Pen­ny­cott will join dis­abled golfers from France, Nether­lands, Ger­many and the USA when the event takes place from Sun­day through to Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 11 to 14.

The tour­na­ment will con­sist of four­some, four­ball and sin­gles match play com­pe­ti­tions and play­ers who have been se­lected from the Scot­tish Or­der of Merit Cham­pi­onship Ta­bles will rep­re­sent all dis­abil­ity cat­e­gories when they com­pete for team Scot­land.


John said: ‘ I am de­lighted to be se­lected again for the Auld En­e­mies Cup at Cardrona against Dis­abled Golf Eng­land.

‘It is al­ways amaz­ing and in­spir­ing play­ing with golfers who have over­come their dis­abil­ity in such a pos­i­tive way, from blind golfers to arm and leg am­putees. The golf is great with many a smile along the way, but ev­ery­body is there to win!’

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 let’s hope we can win it con­vinc­ingly and send them home­ward to think again.’

Team Scot­land who will com­pete for the Auld En­emy Cup. John, who is cur­rently com­pet­ing in the Scot­tish Dis­abled Open, is not pic­tured.

John Pen­ny­cott took sec­ond place in his first ever tour­na­ment for the Bri­tish Am­putee Golf As­so­ci­a­tion in 2001.

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