Ally Reid Biography

Ally Reid and Anne Reid (Scotland, B3)

Ally Reid and Anne Reid, ScotlandAlistair Reid comes from Scotland, and was born in the 1940s. His aid is his wife, Anne.

Alistair Reid (Ally), joined the Scottish Blind golf Society in 2001. After a 10 year stint in the Armed Forces and a subsequent 23 years in the Oil Industry he was diagnosed with Optic Neuritis in 2000/2001. He says “I am pleased and indeed honoured to have been selected as a member of the Rest of the World Team for the third time. I missed out on the inaugural Event due to the fact that I was offered a return to gainful employment back in the Oil Industry . I retired again at the young age of 67 in 2015 and now look forward to meeting all of our good friends at events world wide”. Ally has represented Scotland in both the Auld Enemies and Celtic Cup, against England and Ireland respectively. He has made a significant contribution to the administration of the game, having served on the Board of SBGS and as Vice Chairman, Finance for the IBGA.

Something interesting about Ally is that he believes:

“I Think that the Vision Cup is one of if not the best Event that demonstrates the ethos that just because we have a lack of vision with degrees from Total loss at B1 through to B3 we can still play this difficult game to a level that surprises a great many sighted golfers. This could not be possible without the aid of our guides so as a team of two we are proud to take part in Portmarnock in the Vision Cup 2019”.