Special Olympics Triple Crown Event

A student from Elmwood College Student Development department has helped represent Scotland at the Special Olympic Triple Crown Golf Event held in Drumoig Golf Club earlier this week.

The event, sponsored by National Grid, was presented by the Scottish Minister of Sport, Shona Robinson and is in its fourth year. The event brought together Special Olympic golfers from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to compete for their country.

Planned to last for two days, the event was forced to end after only the first because of unforeseen weather conditions. This didn’t dampen spirits, however and seen the England team take the victory, with Ireland coming second, Scotland third and Wales fourth.

Craig Martin, one of the Student Development Lecturers at Elmwood as well as the GB special Olympic Head Coach for Golf, who accompanied the eight Scottish athletes said, “This competition gave our golfers an opportunity competing with others as a team! This event has been running since 2007 with Ireland winning it twice and Scotland winning it last year.”

Elmwood competitor Caitlin Dodds said, “The weather wasn’t great, but everyone who played had great fun! It was nice to be able to represent the Scotland and it was amazing to be part of the Special Olympics again.”

Tracey Ford-McNicol, Head of Transitions said, “Attending the Triple Crown has been a fantastic experience for everyone especially as the team was representing Scotland. Craig Martin is a great inspiration to our learners when it comes to sports, but especially with golf.”


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