Town golfer is grand slam king

IN THE BAG: Colin pictured with each of the trophies he has wonin an extraordinary season.
IN THE BAG: Colin pictured with each of the trophies he has wonin an extraordinary season.
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A GLENROTHES man has won a unique ‘grand slam’ of disability golf titles, reports MIKE DELANEY.

Colin Brock ‘holed’ the Claret Jug for the The Scottish Pan Am, The Crystal Trophy for the Scottish Open and the Silver Platter for winning the Scottish Order of Merit Title.

But the modest player - who has overcome serious back and heart problems to excell in the sport - has thanked a town doctor and a local professional for much of his success.

The 55 year-old said: “I have been told that I am the first golfer to win all the titles in one year.

“I also came second in the World Team Cup and tied fifth in the British Open.

“I would like to thank Dr Scott of Cos Lane Medical Practice, for without his medical expertise I would not have been able to compete in any of the competitions.

“I would also like to thank Craig Donnelly, the head professional at Balbirnie Golf Club, for his tuition and his staff for their help and advice.”

Colin - whose varied career has included periods as a soldier, drummer for popular local folk rock band Dunragan and a kilt shop owner - also wants to encourage others to get the enjoyment out of the game that he has experienced.

He added: “I am a member of the Scottish Disabled Golf Partnership which has more competitions and outings than any other disabled golf organisation in the world.

“If anyone would like any further information then e- mail me at: brockbadge22@blueyonder.co.uk

“Or telephone me on 753890.”

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