A golfer from Derby has won the 2018 English Disabled Open golf tournament at Warwickshire Golf Club, with the support of his local opticians.
Mick Horsley, from Tibshelf in Derbyshire, who is currently ranked number 21 in the world for the sport, triumphed at the national event despite playing in adverse weather conditions with his two-under net score completing 36 holes in 154.
Mr Horsley, who has had an amputation below his right knee, is sponsored by his local Specsavers in Derby. The store donates branded kit, as well as funding Mr Horsley’s tournament fees both at home and internationally.
‘It was a fantastic two-days of tournament and despite a challenging course, I’m very proud to have won the Category One handicap prize,’ commented Mr Horsley. ‘I have two tournaments left to play this season, one in Milan and one in Portugal, where I hope to lower my world ranking further still.
‘I would like to say a huge thank you to Raj and the team at Specsavers Derby, whose continued support makes it all possible.’
‘A huge congratulations to Mick for a very prestigious win,’ said Specsavers store director, Raj Gohil. ‘I’ve known Mick for many years as he represents the store at Breadsall Priory Golf Club during tournaments. We’re passionate about supporting our local community, and we’re truly delighted for Mick to be shining a light on Derbyshire talent.’