- Soldier distraught after golf clubs stolen
- July 27, 2012 | 0 Responses
A golf insurance claim may have to be made by a soldier who had his clubs stolen by heartless thieves.
Staff sergeant Paul Swain told the Leicester Mercury how he took up the sport in order to aid his recovery after losing an arm in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.
The 34-year-old had his equipment taken from his car when he was visiting Manchester for an interview for a personal trainer position.
"I made the mistake of leaving my golf bag and clubs in the boot of my car with my shopping. I don't know how the thieves did it," Mr Swain remarked.
The top-of-the-range Ping G20 clubs were given to Mr Swain by Battle Back, a Ministry of Defence initiative that provides sporting opportunities for seriously injured soldiers.
It is funded by the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes, which are both charities that support members of the armed forces.