Simon’s Town golfer in SA Open

2017-04-04 06:02

One of South Africa’s top ten leg amputee golfers, Riaan Spreeth, will participate for the eleventh time in the South Africa Disabled Golf Open, which will be taking place at King David Mowbray Golf Club from 15 to 17 May.

Spreeth (43), from Simon’s Town, lost his leg below the knee in a motorcycle accident 14 years ago. He started playing golf two years later and has made a name for himself as one of the best disabled golfers in the country.

He has played in five provincial challenges and in 2014 won the Langebaan Country Estate Passion Award at the Disabled Golf Open.

Organised annually by the South African Disabled Golf Association, the SA Disabled Golf Open has at its heart the goal to inspire and unite players and acknowledge their achievements.

The tournament attracts the world’s top golfers with disabilities; most of whom boast handicaps of 18 or lower. Spreeth himself plays off an impressive 12 handicap.

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