An Alton golfer is making waves on the European Tour for disabled golfers.

Iain Millar, who plays for Worldham Golf Club, won the Golf Carts European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) Championship last season – becoming the number one golfer on the English DGA circuit.

This year Millar is competing on the EDGA European Tour.

Millar said: “I wasn’t born with disabilities – they came from spine, neck, shoulder and multiple traumatic brain injuries I suffered ten years ago on the rugby pitch playing for Petersfield.

“I’ve been playing the English Open for the past four years but have furthered that by joining the European circuit.

“My handicap was 26 at one point, but as of June this year I now play off ten.

“So far this year I’ve played at St Andrews – where I had a top-ten finish in my sights at my first European Tour event and finished in the top ten.

“I then set a target to better that at the Johnny Reay Classic and came seventh.

“I followed that by setting a top-five finish target at the Ping Open and I finished fifth.

“Moving up to the European Tour this season has been a clear rise in standard – I’m now competing regularly against some elite disabled golfers – but I’m competing well and am managing to achieve my targets.

“I’m now in the world rankings as the leader in players representing Scotland, and have recently gained support from Alton Lions alongside other sponsorships from Takomo, Titleist, FootJoy and ProQuip, among others.”

Despite making his mark on the European stage, Millar hasn’t forgotten his roots and still enjoys competing for Worldham Golf Club as much as his schedule allows.

“I love playing for Worldham as much as possible,” he said.

“Worldham were my first club after I suffered my injuries and it was from that I first got involved in disabled golf.

“I’ve actually been able to play more for Worldham this year, which I have really enjoyed.”

Millar has had to adapt his game because of his injuries.

“I don’t have any feeling in my left arm so I have to rely on my right hand,” he said.

“My play can be a little bitty as I get sensory issues if it’s really windy.

“I’ve got a really good coach at Worldham – Steve Cowle – and he’ll put his left hand behind his back to find solutions that will work for me.”

Millar remains ambitious to keep on progressing in the disabled golf ranks.

He added: “I want to get on the DP World Tour for disabled golf next year – that’s the aim.”