Revised Tee Times for Grip Par weekend


Due to Mytton Fold Members wishing to play alongside BIG Members we have revised the draw – Tee Times are approximate. Also on Sunday the group pairings have been changed due to a withdrawal of a member.

Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Buggies
11:00:00 Ian Halliwell Joseph Vanaman Jim Thompson 2
11:10:00 Mike Jones Adam Storrie Tony Stewart Dave Westwood – MF 2
11:20:00 Kevin Booth Paul Daley Ian Mullins Nigel Fairhurst – MF 2
11:30:00 Robert Inness Paul Houghton Mike Overton Nick Avino – MF 2
11:40:00 John Riordan Mark Tucknott Ian Slowther Dave Pennington – MF 2
11:50:00 Norman Roberts Jay Penfold Matty Shaul Gerry Clifford 2
12:00:00 Billy Cairns Steve Duffy Pete Mayo Barry Agnew – MF 2
12:10:00 Dave Standing Brian White Mike Oxley Billy Lloyd 2
12:20:00 Beth Bates Rachel Richardson Anna Guss Kathy Pennington – MF 2
12:30:00 Briggitte Lockwood Jane White Elaine Fitzhenry -MF Tarja Wilson – MF 2
12:40:00 Cerise Booth Kate Tan Lesley Bains Chris Avino – MF 2
Sunday 24th June GRIP PAR OPEN PAIRS
Team 1 Team 2 Buggies
11:00:00 Ian Slowther & Jim Thompson Kevin & Cerise Booth 2
11:10:00 Pete Mayo & Kate Tan Ian Halliwell & Dave Standing 3
11:20:00 Mike Jones & Norman Roberts Lesley Bains & Jay Penfold 2
11:30:00 Beth Bates & Mike Oxley Matty Shaul & Rachel Richardson 2
11:40:00 John Riordan & Joseph Vanaman Peter & Lewis Eccles 2
11:50:00 Briggitte Lockwood & Anna Guss Billy Lloyd & Tony Stewart 2
12:00:00 Ian Mullins & Paul Houghton Billy Cairns & Mike Overton 2
12:10:00 Brian & Jane White Gerry Clifford & Adam Storrie 2
12:20:00 Paul Daley & Robert Inness Steve Duffy & Mark Tucknott 2
12:30:00 TBC TBC 2

Grip Par Open 2018

Its now time for the Grip Par Open weekend at Mytton Fold Golf & Hotel Near Blackburn in Lancashire – Postcode – BB6 8AB
All hotel bills have been paid (except those booking Friday directly with hotel) so there is nothing else to pay except your BAR BILL, Please don’t forget to pay this on checking out on Sunday morning before golf.
Itinerary for the weekend is as follows:
For those travelling on Friday please book in after 3 pm, your room has been allocated for both the Friday & Saturday night. Some have booked directly with the hotel and not through me however I have made sure they give you the same room for both days. There is NO EVENING MEAL included with the extra night however after 4 pm you can play golf for FREE (Buggies not included) and food is available in the restaurant & bar.
People staying on the Friday to make tees up are :
  • Mathew Shaul
  • Rachel Richardson
  • Robert Inness
  • Beth Bates
  • Mike Jones
  • Jim Thompson
  • John Riordan
  • Lesley Bains
  • Joseph Vanaman
  • Tony Stewart
  • Kate Tan
  • Billy Cairns
Those arriving on Saturday please arrive by 10 am and check in before the golf which starts at approx. 11 am straight after the MFGC members have gone out. If your room is not ready leave your bags at reception and someone will take them to your room while your playing golf.
We have invited Mytton Fold Members to join us in our event and they will be playing for the POWAGLIDE CUP and its associated divisional prizes – This competition is open to all golfers – The winner will be the best stableford score on the day (any category) and he runner up will be the second best score on the day then we will do the 3 divisional prizes, 0 – 12, 13 – 20, 21 & above.
Raffle Tickets will be sold on the Saturday at £5 a strip – Anyone willing to Donate a prize please bring it along – Thank You.
The raffle draw will be made during golf on Sunday and all prizes will have a WINNING TICKET attached and each player can look see if they have won after golf.
PLEASE REMEMBER we are a REGISTERED CHARITY and rely heavily on events like this to raise much needed funds so we can help & support people who have had live changing experiences and get them back on their way through the power of Golf, as many of us have already done.
Competitions for the Day – Stableford (Full Handicap)
Vanaman Trophy – Disabled Golfers 0 – 18
Copeland Shield – Disabled Golfers 19 & Above
Nearest the Pin – Overall & Ladies
Nearest Pin in 2 – Overall & Ladies
NB* No One can win more than 1 Prize – priority as above
Tee times are as follows: Could change slightly if circumstances arise.
Buggies included for ALL PLAYERS unless specifically requested not.
Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
Ian Halliwell Joseph Vanaman Jim Thompson
Mike Jones Adam Storrie Tony Stewart Billy Cairns
Kevin Booth Paul Daley Gerry Clifford Ian Mullins
Robert Inness Paul Houghton Steve Duffy Mike Overton
John Riordan Mark Tucknott Ian Slowther Pete Mayo
Norman Roberts Jay Penfold Ken Dubois Matty Shaul
Dave Standing Brian White Mike Oxley Billy Lloyd
Beth Bates Rachel Richardson Brigitte Lockwood Anna Guss
Cerise Booth Jane White Lesley Bains Kate Tan
After Golf all cards MUST be handed to either Myself or Mathew Shaul where we will liaise with Mytton Fold as to the winner of the POWAGLIDE CUP.
Evening meal will be at 8 pm the room will be identified on the Saturday but we usually meet in the bar around half seven. Dress code for the evening meal is Smart casual(Trousers/ Jeans and shirt) Ladies are always smart. Presentation of the Saturdays trophies will be made after the dinner for those present.
Thank You everyone with prompt selection of your desired meals, this makes my job very easy.
Please book out of room after breakfast and pay Bar Bill before 10.30 and be ready for golf at 11 am.
Golf will start at approx. 11 am and presentation of the GRIP PAR OPEN and any prizes not presented on Saturday night will be 30 mins after last group have finished their round. This usually takes places in a room just off the main bar area.
Competition of the day – 4 Ball Better Ball Stableford – Best Score to count (Full Handicap)
Grip Par Open Pairs – Open to all Category of golfers & combinations.
Nearest the Pin – Overall
Nearest Pin in 2 – Overall
Tee times are as followsCould change slightly if circumstances arise.
Buggies included for ALL PLAYERS unless specifically requested not.
Team 1 Team 2
Ian Slowther & Jim Thompson Matty Shaul & Rachel Richardson
Mike Jones & Norman Roberts Lesley Bains & Jay Penfold
Beth Bates & Mike Oxley Ian Halliwell & Dave Standing
Pete Mayo & Anna Guss Billy Lloyd & Tony Stewart
John Riordan & Joseph Vanaman Peter & Lewis Eccles
Brigitte Lockwood & Ken Dubois Billy Cairns & Mike Overton
Ian Mullins & Paul Houghton Gerry Clifford & Adam Storrie
Brian & Jane White Steve Duffy & Mark Tucknott
Paul Daley & Robert Inness Kate Tan & Cerise Booth
Please,we hope that you all enjoy the event and return in 2019 when we are looking at making it even bigger and better.
NOTE: If I have missed anyone off PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP. Thank you for all your support.

Chris Hanson leaves as Ambassador

The Chairman and Trustees would like to thank European Tour golfer Chris Hanson for his support during his time as our Ambassador. Chris has decided to support a charity close to his Caddie Steve Tooby’s heart the Royal Navy and Marines Charity

Steve served 25 years in the Royal Marines and Chris has decided to support the charity having heard first hand what sacrifices these service personnel make on our behalf.

During his time as Ambassador Chris and his wife Laura organised a Charity Ball and raised over £6,000 for British Inclusive golf something we are really grateful for. I am sure that our members will continue to follow Chris’s success on tour and the door is always open for you to come back as an Ambassador.

Immingham Charity Golf Day

IMMINGHAM Charity Golf Day

AM – AM 2 out of 4 scores to count, Stableford
Maximum 30 teams so book early.
£120 a team – Golf – Coffee & Bacon buttie on arrival – 2 course Meal after golf.

Buggies available for those with mobility issues – only 6 available – Use own buggy if you have one. Very Flat Parkland course with some interesting attractive holes.
Golf available on Saturday morning for those wishing to travel and play 2 days – Plenty of hotels in close proximity of golf course. Cost of Golf on Saturday including Green-fee & Entry Just £20

Booking is NOW available on golf empire via this  link and by contacting Immingham Golf club direct.

British Inclusive Golf are not taking bookings for this event!!!!

Please click on poster for full details.

2018 BIG v HHDGU Juniors






British Inclusive Golf trustees & past captain’s are pleased to announce the following team for D BOOTH MEMORIAL TROPHY v HHDGU JUNIORS at Queensbury Golf club, on Sunday 15th April 1 pm tee off. Team maybe increased to team of 14.

Selected team

1. Tony Stewart Captain
2. Ian Slowther
3. Mike Jones
4. Mike Overton
5. Adam Storrie
6. Hugh Clifford
7. Jim Thompson
8. John Riordan
9. Dave Standing
10. John Trumble
11. Ian White
12. Roger Hurcombe

Ian Halliwell, Trevor Sherrington; Joseph Vanaman, Lesley Bain

The team this year has a real British feel about it 6 from England, 4 from Scotland & 2 from Wales with players travelling from as far as the Scottish isles & East Sussex showing the Charity is spreading far and wide.

Captains Shield – Spain 2018

The trustees are delighted to offer valued members of BIG and supporters of the Phoenix Cup to join us in SPAIN in 2018 where we’ll play for the Captains Shield, an annual event that will alternate between the UK and Europe. Playing in Europe will be in the year that we don’t play SDGP in the prestigious PHOENIX CUP.

The accommodation is the 5* Hotel Convento La Magdalena in ANTEQUERA between the dates Thursday 15th March – Monday 19th March. additional dates are available on request.

Use of all hotel facilities are included: Gym, swimming pools, sauna,
Jacuzzi, Scottish showers, steam room.  Any SPA treatments will be an additional cost but available of course.

The full Itinerary 

Thursday 15th march – Arrive – Golf optional – Evening meal
Friday 16th March – B&B – Evening Meal – Practice Round of Golf
Saturday 17th March – B&B – Evening Meal – BIG Captains Spanish Open Round 1
Sunday 18th March – B&B – Evening Meal – BIG Captains Spanish Open Round 2 – Presentation at Evening Meal
Monday 19th March – Breakfast – Depart – Golf Optional (either Thursday or Monday)
Golf includes a BUGGY.
COST based on 2 sharing
Golfer £380 (£95 per day)
Non-Golfer £300 (£80 per day)

Flights NOT INCLUDED – These can be booked nearer to the date Mr I Halliwell can help choosing flights but people can fly easily to Malaga from a local airport. Transfer to accommodation is INCLUDED in the price of the event.


SDGP win Phoenix Cup 2017






This year the 2017 PHOENIX CUP was be held at Murrayshall Hotel and Golf, Perthshire on 4th, 5th & 6th September 2017.

Best Phoenix Cup ever, every year they just seem to improve the accommodation, the food, the camaraderie, the standard of golf and most of all the many new friends each player goes away with is testament to both charities SDGP & BIG.

Next Phoenix cup will be held at Hunley Hotel & Golf Club, Saltburn on sea, September 2nd – 4th 2019 as the event is going to a 2 year cycle.

Congratulations to SDGP on your 12 – 6 victory well deserved, as a team you closed out all the close matches, quite rightly the best team won.

The trustees & past captain’s of British Inclusive Golf would like to thank all players, wife’s & supporters who represented the Charity in this year’s Phoenix Cup at Murrayshall Perth. You represented the Charity in a very professional manor and were magnanimous in defeat something we promote as a charity. We also appreciate although your representing us as a charity, you do so at your own expense which makes your support more special and is very important to our development in future years.

As previous years the team was selected by the TRUSTEES and past captains, as everyone will know this is a very popular event with disabled golfers throughout the UK. British Inclusive Golf, like to get a variation of disabilities and integrate people from all parts of the UK. The captain in 2019 will be Paul Weymes , he will be ably assisted by Tony Stewart as Vice-captain who will take over as Captain for 2021 competition

The BIG Team (British Inclusive Golf):

Paul Weymes 9 Newcastle – Vice Captain
Ian Slowther 16 Newcastle
Tony Stewart 19 North Shields
Mike Oxley 21 Birkenhead
Dave Standing 11 Wigan
Norman Roberts 20 Wigan
John Trumble 20 Leigh
John Riordan 14 Dewsbury
Billy Lloyd 20 Huddersfield
Roger Hurcombe 21 East Sussex
Mike Jones 12 Cwmbran
Anthony Kendal 21 Huddersfield
Kevin Booth 14 Huddersfield

The SDGP Team (Scottish Disability Golf Partnership):

Jim Thomson 22 Isle of Cumbrae – Captain
John Pennycott 15 Isle of Arran – Vice Captain
Alan Robertson 7 Stirling – Vice Captain
Derek Milne 10 Upper Largo
Robert Inness 24 Dumfries
Adam Storrie 11 Fauldhouse
Shawn Beazley 29 Springfield
Kerr Scott 16 Busby
Bob Drysdale 19 Tayport
Kenny Morrison 11 Isle of Harris
Donna Hawkins 36 Toronto
Paul Ellison 5 St Andrews
Hugh Clifford 14


History so far:

2014 Roxburghe Hall – Kelso BIG 8.5 SDGP 6.5 BIG Win
2015 Cardrona Hotel – Peebles – BIG 8 SDGP 7 BIG Win
2016 Linden Hall – Morpeth – BIG 7.5 SDGP 7.5 BIG Retain
2017 Murrayshall – Perth – SDGP 12 BIG 6 SDGP Win

Phoenix Cup

Charity Ball hosted by Chris Hanson

Speechless to say The #CharityBall @BInclusivegolf @breastcancernow raised £12,330!!!!
Below is the press release for the evening, again thanks to everyone who supported the event!
The #CharityBall raises over £12,000!
Over 200 people descended on The Venue in Halifax on Friday night (4 August 2017) for a #CharityBall in support of Breast Cancer Now and the national charity, British Inclusive Golf (BIG).
Hosted by European Tour golf professional, Chris Hanson, his caddy Steve Tooby, and their respective wives, Laura and Tracey, the event attracted interest from across the country and beyond, with guests travelling from as far as London and monetary donations coming from the US.
Both charities were personally chosen by Chris, the first being Breast Cancer Now, a charity dedicated to funding research into the devastating disease, and secondly British Inclusive Golf, a charity for which he is the ambassador.
Chris was delighted with the event, “after all the guests were treated to a red carpet and photographer on arrival, the fantastic MC, Billy Wheadon, quickly set the tone for the evening – to have a lot of laughs whilst raising a huge amount of money – and we certainly did both!”
Money was raised through ticket sales, donations, a photo booth, vodka luge, casino tables, Trackman longest drive, silent and live auctions, and an incredible raffle.
Admiring the raffle collection, Steve Tooby said, “the display of raffle prizes was the best I have ever seen. A small committee spent the last six months recruiting a variety of things, including a holiday for ten to the South of France, bespoke golf clubs, hospitality tickets, pamper treatments – and more! We cannot thank everyone enough – from the many leading golf manufacturers, guests on the night, to businesses from around Yorkshire who dug deep and supported this event.”
Guest speakers during the evening included representatives from British Inclusive Golf who, emotionally, told first-hand the impact the charity has had on their personal lives and the positive effect it has had.
Delighted with the evening, BIG Chairman Kevin Booth said, “for the evening to raise a total of £12,330 is just astonishing. This will make life changing differences to many people in the coming years. We are forever grateful for the generosity of everyone involved.”