TROON’S first Relaxed Golf Session was a ‘swinging success’.

Residents from Dundonald House joined up with those who had come, as far as Elderslie, to play and take part in the event on Thursday, April 5, which was organised for those living with dementia.

There were three groups of golfers and volunteers‎ that played the full course, with many others walking round, putting on the practice green and enjoying the atmosphere and company in Portland Clubhouse.

Jim Baird, from Dementia Friendly Troon & Villages, said: “Golf is a pastime that people living with dementia and other health complications struggle to maintain, missing out on physical exercise and losing valuable social connections so this initiative [is] a popular and welcome addition to the community.

“[The day] was just as we had hoped - a real community event that allowed those with an interest in golf to either participate or chat, the laughter and buzz was fantastic to see, and we’re looking forward to the next session.

“There was even time for the golfers to regale the group with stories of their heroic exploits over a whisky or two.”

The next Relaxed Golf Session will be held on the Thursday, May 3.