We try to promote the mental and physical benefits of golf as much as we can, and that includes highlighting the work that charity EDGA does with disability golf.
So we’re thrilled to hear that one of our favourite Scottish players has signed up as an ambassador for the organisation.
Carly Booth is the latest world-renowned golfer to show her support for the international body. Her annoucement also comes soon after European Tour player Paul Waring and former European Tour player Tony Johnstone were appointed as representatives.
As a three-time winner on the LET and with more 160 tournaments under her belt over her ten-year career, we think Carly will prove to be an incredible addition to the team.
The star has seen in her own family how sport can help those with disabilities.
Her younger brother Paul won four gold medals in the Special Olympics for power lifting, and she helped fundraise for his team through a sponsored parachute skydive and two charity golf days.
Describing why she has partnered up with EDGA, Carly said:
“I want to see people of all abilities to have the chance to achieve something for themselves. Being a golfer and knowing the sport, wanting to get more people involved in golf with EDGA is particularly fitting. I also want to help get more women and girls into the game and if I can help EDGA to do this, that’s great. I’m looking forward to being part of the team.
“Golf is a fantastic game for all. It’s not too physically demanding which means that it can be enjoyed by all abilities. You get your fresh air and exercise and it’s a game where you can play at any level and all play together in a great social environment. I’ve been lucky to meet so many different people through golf, and golf offers people with disabilities the opportunity to make new friends while doing something in which they can improve every day.”
EDGA are currently on a mission to get 500,000 more people with a disability involved with golf, and with her experience and passion for the game, we’re sure that Carly will have loads of creative ideas and advice to offer.
For more information about EDGA visit edgagolf.com.
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