David Thompson, a keen golfer and MS sufferer from Bournemouth, has recently taken part in the Golf Trust Disabled Open, held at The Shire London golf course, and came first in his handicap group after a six year absence from the sport. David’s surprising return to form on the golf course is in a great part due to a unique all-terrain buggy for disabled golfers. Developed by mobility experts Ottobock, the Paragolfer lifts users from a sitting to a standing position enabling an upright posture for unrestricted shoulder movement, essential for a golf swing.
David was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2003 and as a result thought he would never be able to play golf again due to fatigue and difficulties with walking. Following his diagnosis, David had to leave his job as a taxi driver and suffered from bouts of depression. As a keen golfer who enjoyed an active lifestyle playing several times a week, David was devastated by the news and opted to give away his clubs believing he would have no further use for them.
Read more about David in 4Dorset on-line, which will be published in the New Year.