Terry Casey, father of Paul Casey, made an appearance at the 2012 Nedbank SA Disabled Open. Yesterday we told you about the tournament that commences from Monday to Wednesday at the Langebaan Country Estate.
England native Paul Casey has won 13 majors on the US, European and Korean Tour and achieved a career high world ranking in 2009 when he placed third. Very recently he received an invite to the World Matchplay Championships scheduled to be played in Spain this month.
Terry, who played a big part in Paul’s success and now manages the England National Men’s Golf Squad, lent his expertise to the Nedbank tournament players at a coaching clinic. He was born in South Africa but moved abroad in 1976. At last year’s South African Disabled Golf Association, held in London, he and his wife Pam bought a travel package to attend the Disabled Open.
“It’s such an honour to be here and to be part of this event. I’ve just been so impressed with the passion and determination of these young disabled golfers,” Terry says. “Being involved in golf and having a history with South Africa meant it was easy for me to come back for this. Seeing these amazing kids makes me wonder why I don’t do this all the time.”