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Introduction

Blind Golf Australia (formerly known as the Australian Blind Golf Association) was formed to promote the game of golf amongst blind and vision impaired people and to co-ordinate blind golf between the states of Australia.

The organisation aims to represent Australian blind golf internationally and to create and maintain registers of blind golf events throughout Australia with lists of players, sight classifications and handicaps. In this website you will find links to Australian and International Blind Golf organisations and a calendar of events and if you require any further information or would be interested in becoming a sponsor please send us an email.

Blind Golf Australia (BGA), formerly Australian Blind Golf Australia (ABGA) was formed in 1993 with four (4) members. The members are State Associations based in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia who remain so to this day.

ABGA is also a founding member of the International Blind Golf Association (IBGA).

Activities

For the first time in 2007, the ABGA conducted an Australian blind and vision impaired Stableford Championship in South Australia and has maintained the running of this event in Adelaide since.

Blind Golf Australia is also responsible for the Australian Blind Golf Championships held in Western Australia since its inception; however, the Blind Golf Australia decided that it will go to each state on a yearly basis beginning with New South Wales in 2014.

Western Australia previously held the WA Open on the day prior to the Australian Open, but from 2012 will conduct a 36 hole Stableford Competition over 2 days usually at Collier Park. WA.

The Blind Golf NSW tournament is held in Sydney as a 36 hole event over 2 days and is held during September each year at Barnwell Park, NSW.

Blind Golf Victoria is also a 36 hole event held over 2 days at Rosebud Country Club, Victoria, in March of each year and in 2011 they changed their event from stroke to Stableford.

Since 1995 New South Wales blind golfers and their caddies and Victorian blind golfers and their caddies’ team up to take part in their annual interstate state challenge in February of each year at Yass Golf Club, A.C.T.

Blind Golf Australia players regularly attend International tournaments and have had success with various men and women taking out a number of events both in the highest order in World and other international country championships. Players are rated by an Order of Merit which is updated after each tournament (both state and internationally) and is used to pick players to compete in World Championships which are conducted bi-annually.

Blind Golf Australia Office Bearers