Hilary Meredith Solicitors Limited is to sponsor the country’s leading blind golfer, Billy McAllister, as he prepares for next year’s World Championships in Australia.
Billy took up blind golf three years ago when he lost his sight due to diabetes. Despite never having played the game before he lost his sight, Billy has made amazing progress and was last year voted player of the Year in English Blind Golf and selected for the England International team.
Said Hilary Meredith, CEO at Hilary Meredith Solicitors:
“I met Billy at a golf day hosted by the Motor Accident Solicitors Society where he impressed us all with the high standard of play – including scoring an eagle on one of the holes.
“It would be a travesty if, having qualified for next year’s World Championships in Australia, he was unable to play due to a lack of funding. I am therefore delighted to sponsor Billy and would appeal to other individuals or organisations to do the same.”
Said Billy McAllister, who is currently top of the England Blind Golf Order of Merit table:
“After many hours hard work to improve my game during the winter months, I am honoured to have qualified for next year’s World Golf Championships in Australia. Hilary’s sponsorship will help to make it all possible.”
Father-of-two Billy took up golf to help him deal with the trauma of losing his sight and says it has kept him going.