Portlethen Golf Club member Bryan Neave has been selected to represent Scotland in ‘The Auld Enemy Clash’ which is run by the Scottish Disability Partnership, the driving force behind disability golf in Scotland.
Bryan will represent his country at the event which will be played at Slaley Hall 7th-9th October. The three day event will consists of foursomes and four ball better ball on the first two days followed by singles on the final day.
Bryan started playing Golf seriously in 1986 when he was transferred back to Aberdeen from Inverness through work and has been a member of Portlethen Golf Club for 20 years.
He has always been interested in sport, playing both football and basketball in his younger days. He also enjoyed playing outdoor bowls, playing regularly for the RUA Club in Aberdeen.
He is a Type 1 Insulin dependant diabetic and it was through this that he had to have his lower leg amputated in May 2008. He was in hospital for only eight weeks and was told that he had made a good and quick recovery. He heard about disabled golf through L.O.O.N.S (Limbless Organisation for North-east Scotland) and attended some of the earlier SDGP days.
Although Bryan is unable to walk the fairways he can now enjoy regular golf at his home club at Portlethen with the aid of a buggy. Bryan celebrated his 70th birthday last week and will be one of the eldest in the Scottish team but having played basketball for Scotland back in the 1950s he is looking forward to representing Scotland again in an Auld Enemy clash.