A Harris golfer is preparing to compete in the Disabled British Open this weekend.

Kenny ‘Kuna’ Morrison, from Scalpay, is a below-the-knee amputee, and previously competed in the 2009 Disabled British Open. 

Then, he admits he wilted in the pressure as the event was televised live on Sky Sports. 

This time, the event will not be televised, and Kenny is confident he will be more relaxed and focused on his game. 

Kenny, who plays off 11, said: “I’ll be competing against 35 others in my category, and I know that some of them play off 5 and 6 handicaps, so the standard is very high.

“But it’s a great event to participate in, and I’m thankful to the Isle of Harris Golf Club, the Lewis and Harris Sports Council, and Caledonian MacBrayne for their financial support.”

The Disabled British Open begins on Friday with a practice round, before the competition gets fully underway on Saturday and Sunday. 

This year, the championship is to be held at Ufford Park Hotel and Golf Club in Suffolk, and travelling with Kenny will be his wife Mags. 

“She says she’ll be my caddy, but we’ll wait and see how much caddying she does!” he laughed.

As for training for the event, Kenny is confident he’ll cope with the physical demands forced upon him.

He recently completed a 72-hole marathon at Harris Golf Club with seven colleagues, with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

“I managed that, so I’m sure I’ll be fine at the weekend,” he said.

To keep up to date with Kenny’s progress over the weekend, see here