Sligo athlete putts with golfing hero

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The Team Ireland golfers competing at this summer’s Special Olympics in Los Angeles receieved a major boost to their preparations when they attended the Irish Open at the weekend.

GOLF GREATS: Graeme McDowell shakes hands with Calry golfer Margaret Carr. Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images.
GOLF GREATS: Graeme McDowell shakes hands with Calry golfer Margaret Carr.
Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images.

Among the seven athletes was Calry native Margaret Carr who began their day by meeting Special Olympics Global Ambassador and Irish golfing legend Padraig Harrington who offered the team some valuable tips ahead of the World Games.

The athletes were also put through their paces in a putting competition with Northern Ireland great Graeme McDowell where Margaret sunk her first putt.

Margaret, who is also a member of the Rosspoint Athletics Club, has been playing golf for over 15 years and she has won gold medals at previous games.

The Special Olympics World Summer Games will take place over the course of eight days, beginning on Saturday, July 25 and concluding on Sunday, August 2.

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