A DIEHARD Ayr United fan is celebrating winning a national title after staging a stunning comeback.

Gavin Craig (28) from Prestwick was victorious in the Scottish Footgolf Matchplay Winter League.

He defeated David Quigley from Motherwell 8-5 in the final at Footgolf Cumbernauld Palacerigg Golf Centre on February 12, after remarkably coming back from 5-0 down.

And he won a trophy plus £330.

Gavin is ranked number one in Scotland, with his opponent number six in the rankings.

He won all eight of his league games in what was an excellent season.

Last season Gavin won the Scottish tour.

Footgolf is played on a golf course using a size Five football. The object of the game is to get the ball into the hole using only your feet in the fewest number of shots possible. Footgolf is a very 'addictive' sport - it combines the best of football and golf, two of the most popular sports in the world. The beauty of the game lies in your being able to strategically combine power and precision every time you play footgolf. And, it is open to everyone.

Gavin is now jetting off to the west coast of America in May to line up in the Anson Cup, which is Footgolf's equivalent of golf's Ryder Cup and the Las Vegas Open in May.

Thanks go to Ayr United FC for giving him £500 to compete in the Anson Cup and Footgolf Cumbernauld for supplying £250 to help him compete in Las Vegas.

Gavin also plans to organise a Footgolf event for former United players and fans sometime in May with more details to follow.

Meanwhile he desperately hopes his beloved side can survive in the Championship.

He said: "Hopefully we can stay up and be safe before I go to America as I would miss the Playoffs if we are in them."