Motion in Parliament congratulates Scottish Disability Golf on European success at Phoenix Cup
A motion has been tabled in Parliament congratulating golfers from across Europe who formed the team who were recently victorious against America in Scottish Disability Golf’s Phoenix Cup.
Member of Parliament for North East Fife, Stephen Gethins MP, has tabled an early day motion in the House of Commons following the tournament, which saw the European team beat the USA 13½ to 10½.
The match play competitions was played over there days at the Rotonda Golf & Country Club, Englewood, near Tampa, Florida, between 15-17 October 2018. Secretary of Scottish Disability Golf, Jim Gales MBE, captained the team.
Stephen Gethins MP said “I am delighted for Jim and his team mates from elsewhere in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Germany.
“This is a fantastic competition and I know it has taken a lot of work to organise.
“I congratulate all involved with Team Europe, and am pleased to be able to table a motion in Parliament to recognise their achievement.”
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Scottish Sport Chair, Gavin Newlands MP, added “congratulations to all those involved with Team Europe on an outstanding victory in the USA.
“It was great to see Scotland well represented in Team Europe, and I hope the team’s success will inspire more people to get active across the country”
The full text of the motion is as follows:
Early day motion 1781
That this House congratulates Team Europe’s golfers with disabilities who have just returned from Florida, USA having defeated the US Team in the Disabled Ryder Cup event running from 15 to 17 October 2018; agrees that this was a wonderful opportunity to promote golf for people with disabilities; and notes with sadness that the win was dedicated to Billy Cairns of Scotland who passed away just before the event.