With the Blind Golf season just two months old, current Blind Open champ and Yes! Golf stalwart Mike Mayo chalked up his first win of the season at the SBGS Greater Glasgow Classic at Wishaw GC. Lanarkshire.
Mayo only narrowly missed out on the winner’s trophy in the previous week’s SBGS West Classic at Prestwick St Nicolas by just two shots.
He was emphatically back on form at Wishaw, however, as his putting and driving both really came together as he and his guide/caddy Bill Routledge made it out with a gross score of 40.
Mike suffers with Macular Degeneration, a disease in which retinal breakdown impairs the eyesight so that sharp vision tasks like reading, typing and driving can be difficult or impossible.
When he was first handed a Yes! Victoria putter during a practice round in 2006, the unique large chevron-shaped aiming line on the top of the putter head immediately gave the golfer a better aiming mechanic than he had ever enjoyed before. It's been in his bag ever since.
The year started very well for Mike when he was presented with the Clydesdale Sports Council Male Sports Personality of the Year Award for 2008, in which he was up against able-bodied sportsmen for the prize.
He has since also been voted the Lanarkshire Disability Sport's Senior Male Sports Performer of the Year 2008.