Riordan revels in Europe’s success

Oulton Hall member John Riordan has helped Team Europe win on American soil in the Phoenix Cup.

The event is run by Scottish Disability Golf and Curling, and is a Ryder Cup-style event for golfers with various disabilities from Europe and the US.

John, 66, is a director and northern events
co-ordinator for the Disabled Golf Association, a pan-disability charitable interest organisation, and was selected as part of the European side for the match against the US in Florida.

Although he lost narrowly on the 18th hole of all three of his matches, his team managed to secure victory in the three-day event 13.5-10.5.

John said: “We were all buoyed by the success of the European team in the Ryder Cup, and it led to some good-natured banter with our opponents. It was a great experience playing against the American guys in Florida and we were delighted to win.”