Millport man Jim Thomson featured in Team Europe's win over America in the disabled Ryder Cup.
Team Europes’s golfers with disabilities have just returned home from Florida after beating the American players at Rotonda Golf & Country Club Englewood near Tampa, by 13.5 to 10.5.
The traditional match play competition was played over three days at the Long Marsh Course between the US Team and Europe’s players from countries including: Germany,, Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The event ran from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 October.
The event victory was dedicated to Billy Cairns of Scotland, who sadly died just before the event commenced in Englewood.
Jim Gales, the Captain of Team Europe said, “This was a wonderful opportunity to promote golf for people with disabilities and although the team got off to a great start the US team fought back to be all-square after day two. We had a slow start in the singles but severl of our guys ‘pulled one out of the bag’ for the team and took a point back, for us to win. We were obviously distraught at losing Billy, but dedicated ourselves to winning the trophy for him and his family back home.”