Joy as David and Philip strike gold at Special Olympics Ulster competition

David Warburton along with David Warburton who collected Gold at the Special Olympics Golf Tournament in Cookstown with Birdies Special Olympics Golf Club. INBL2313-GOLF
David Warburton along with David Warburton who collected Gold at the Special Olympics Golf Tournament in Cookstown with Birdies Special Olympics Golf Club. INBL2313-GOLF

There was joy for two Dromore men recently as they struck Gold at a Special Olympics Ulster Regional Golf competition.

David Warburton Junior and Philip Patton were delighted to produce a winning display at the contest, which was held at Killymoon Golf Club on Friday May 10.

David Warburton Junior, 27, accompanied with his father, David, were the Gold Medal winners in the Individual Shot event.

Philip, meanwhile, won Gold in the Singles event.

David is no stranger to golfing success. The local man has been playing for Birdies Special Olympics Golf Club held at Silverwood Golf Club, Craigavon for seven years now.

In Golf, David has won five Gold Medals, three Silver and four Bronze.

Philip is also a member of Birdies Special Olympics Golf Club held at Silverwood.

Special Olympics Ulster provides year round sports training and competition to over 2,000 people with an intellectual disability.

David would recommend any disabled person to give golf a try. If you are interested you can contact Special Olympics Belfast.

David’s father, David senior, was delighted with his son’s success in the event.

“I’m very, very proud,” he said.