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NSW to host 2014 World Blind Golf Championships

Blind Golf New South Wales are organising the 2014 International Blind Golf Association (IBGA) World Blind Golf Championships on behalf of Blind Golf Australia (BGA). BGNSW have formed an Organising Committee consisting of John Hayward, Rod Mills, Graham Coulton, Gary and Eileen Sargent, Des Lean-Fore, Jenny Abela, Stephen Jackson, Frances Crompton (ex Golf Australia) with David Blyth representing BGA to oversee the organisation of this event.

The event will be held at the Nelson Bay Golf Club, north of Newcastle NSW, in May 2014. It will be preceded by the 2014 Australian Blind Golf Open.

View of Nelson Bay Golf Club clubhouse, link to their website

Nelson Bay Golf Club clubhouse.

The field for the 2 day 2014 World Championships is limited to 54 players with Australia being guaranteed 9 places; entries will be restricted to those who have handicaps under their sight classification maximums. BGA's representatives will be based on their 2012/13 Order of Merit.

Numbers for the Australian Open are unrestricted.

The Organising Committee have advised that funding will be received from IBGA and NSW Sport and Recreation and sponsorship received from Srixon. Efforts are being made to attract further funding from various companies/organisations.

Most arrangements such as the Nelson Bay Golf Course booking, accommodation in Sydney and Nelson Bay, transportation, meals, functions/presentation etc have been booked. Motorised cart availability is a potential issue.

There has been huge interest from volunteers prepared to assist at this event and for enquiries or further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Tournament Administrator

Graham Coulton
Mobile: 0412 992 418

Program and More Details

Find the Program and further details in our Coming Events section.

Office Bearers

Doug Sloan OAM, President, email Doug.Sloan@austrade.gov.au
Rick Krolik, Vice President
Dona Kuruvitaaratchy, Secretary/Treasurer, email secbga@gmail.com
Rod Mills, Director
Ross Thompson, Director
Geoff Walsh, Handicapper