Mike Browne becomes first ever disabled professional at to play in the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship

The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is well known as one of golf’s most inclusive events and the 2019 edition is no different.

For the first time ever, a disabled professional will be battling it out with stars of the Ryder Cup and European Tour for the title and the €50,000 prize that comes with it.

Mike Browne’s golfing journey has certainly been unique. The amputee hadn’t even picked up a golf club when he started out in the sport, but within three years had gone from a handicap of 28 to professional.

The former soldier lost his leg in 2011 after he caught an infection during surgery to treat a broken leg. 

He did not let this setback hold him back and took up golf as a way to stay active and socialise more. Since turning professional he has won the South African Disabled Open and events on the Gecko Tour.

He expressed his excitement for his involvement with this year’s event.

“Being the first amputee to play at the event really is a career highlight,” he said.

“After my injury golf absolutely changed my life and I’m really looking forward to taking part. It’s unreal the calibre of players who have starred at the event in the past. I’ll be playing among an elite group and it will be great to compete in this environment.”

This year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship takes place between 6–9 August and sees professionals, amateurs, celebrities and people of all ability take part in the four-day event.

FREE tickets are already available for the 2019 event, simply click here to get yours.

As well as this, a number of playing and sponsorship opportunities are available for the event, for more information get in touch with Benny Lawrence at event organisers Champions (UK) plc. Call 08453 31 30 31 or email [email protected]