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West Australian 2016 Blind Golf Open

The 2016 WABGA Blind Golf Open will be staged at Collier Park, Perth on Monday August 15 2016. This will be a one day stableford event. The WA Open will precede the 2016 ISPS HANDA Australian Open which will be played at Wembley Golf Course, Perth on Wednesday/Thursday August 17/18. An opportunity for a week of golf in Perth. Accommodation has been arranged at Windsor Lodge, Preston Street, Como, which is 50 metres from the Swan River and a short ferry ride to Perth's CBD. The entry fee for the WA Open is $100 with carts at players expense. Transport will be arranged from Windsor Lodge to and from both golf courses. Entry forms are available from your State Secretaries.

For any further enquiries please contact Wendy Davidson, email secwabga@gmail.com

News from Blind Golf Victoria (BGV)

2016 Victorian Open

Rod Mills and his caddies


Rod Mills (middle) 2016 Victorian Open Champion
and caddies Ian Winnett (R) and Geoff Mowthorpe (L).

Blind Golf Victoria ( BGV ) staged the 2016 BGV Open at Rosebud Country Club on April 14/15. This was the 26th consecutive year that this event has been staged at Rosebud and BGV acknowledges the excellent assistance given by Rosebud Country Club staff and members in making this event the success that it is. BGV was very pleased with the attendance of 19 golfers from 5 states.

The event was closely contested with only 3 points separating the top 5 place-getters. The 2016 Victorian Open Champion was Rod Mills NSW and his caddies Ian Winnett and Geoff Mowthorpe with a score of 69 points. Rod, known as Mr Consistency in blind golf circles, last won this event in 2014. The runner up was David Wheatley Vic and his caddy Peter North with 68 points - David followed up on his success in the recent BGV Club Championships. Deanna Minciullo WA and her caddy Clarrie Minciullo won the Ladies Championship with 63 points. Sight category winners were B3 Jeff Ellis Vic with 67 points, B2 Graham Coulton NSW with 66 points on a countback from Stephen Mitchell NSW and B1 David Blyth Vic with 49 points

The best scores recorded were 41 points by both Stephen Mitchell on Day 1 and Graham Coulton on Day 2. Coincidentally, they both had 25 points on the other days - the vagaries of golf!

Blind Golf Australia Office Bearers