Stroke survivors take part in special golf tournament

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 September 2019 | UPDATED: 13:09 30 September 2019

Tara Playle taking part in the tournament at Mendip Springs golf club in Congresbury

Tara Playle taking part in the tournament at Mendip Springs golf club in Congresbury

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Stroke survivors using golf to rebuild their lives took part in a tournament at the Mendip Springs golf club in Congresbury.

Stroke Association members at Mendip Springs in CongresburyStroke Association members at Mendip Springs in Congresbury

Tara Playle, from Claverham, was one of 20 players to take part in the event organised by the Stroke Association with sponsorship from England golf and support from PGA professional Sarah Sutcliffe.

The 26-year-old stroke survivor said taking part in the tournament was an important milestone for her in her recovery.

She said: "Not in a million years did I ever think I'd be playing golf after suffering a massive stroke and having half my skull removed.

"It was a day I'll remember for years to come and I'm grateful for all who made it happen.

Stroke Association members at Mendip Springs in CongresburyStroke Association members at Mendip Springs in Congresbury

"To be able to socialise with others who have had similar experiences was amazing.

"I'm proud to be part of such an inspiring group of stroke survivors and the amazing volunteers."


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