Golf's Bladerunner - British Open Speedgolf Championships - a new world first!
Scott Richardson, from Buckinghamshire, made history by becoming the first Amputee competitor in the world to compete in a national Speedgolf Championship on Sunday (19th) and Monday (20th September). He completed his first 18 holes in under 75 minutes and the next morning he went even faster, by going around in 71 minutes, 16 seconds.
Scott has been playing golf for 10 years, always as a leg below the knee amputee, following a racing accident whilst competing in the Isle of Man TT races back in 2000. Scott has represented England at disabled golf and has won the Czech Disabled Masters & English Disabled Open but Speedgolf represented a whole new ball game.
He took a complete leap of faith when deciding to compete in this year’s tournament and set a new world record in the process. His best 18 hole round speedgolf score over the two days was shooting 98 strokes in 74 minutes and 40 seconds giving him a speedgolf score of 172:40.
A Speedgolf score combines the total shots taken (plus any penalty shots) added to the time to complete the entire 18 hole golf round.