Lybster Golf Club helps mobilise players with new electric buggies
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Two new buggies and a container to store them have been purchased by a community-owned golf club to help golfers with mobility issues.
Earlier this year the Lybster Golf Club committee was awarded £10,000 from the Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Community Fund (Latheron, Lybster and Clyth) for the electric golf buggies to help make the sport more accessible.
Lybster Golf Club is one of the shortest nine-hole courses in Scotland, in a beautiful 15-acre setting. A number of members have mobility issues and the committee agreed that being able to book a buggy would make it easier for them to continue to enjoy playing golf.
Lybster Golf Club representative Malcolm Thomson said: “Lybster Golf Club received a grant to purchase two Golf buggies and a container to store them. This enables members and visitors to the club to play a round of golf, who otherwise may struggle to walk the course.
"The club would like to thank RWE Bad á Cheò wind farm who provided the grant from their community wind farm funds. It is a great asset for the club and acts as an enabler for people to pursue the outdoor game of golf.”
The two Bugg-ease Lithium 4000 Pro buggies are already being put to good use by some of the members at Lybster.
Eilidh Coll, community funds adviser at Foundation Scotland, said: “The application from Lybster Golf Club to purchase the buggies was clearly going to bring benefits to people who might otherwise not be able to participate in their sport.
"The fund remains open to community groups seeking to undertake projects in the community, and to individuals seeking an educational bursary. There is also currently an opportunity for local people to join the Funding Panel. More information on this is available on Foundation Scotland’s website."