Golf is a sport which can be played by anyone regardless of age, gender, physical ability or disability.
Most people will think it is essential to have good eyesight to play golf but that is not true. Totally blind and severely visually impaired golfers, with the assistance of their coaches are able to enjoy the friendship and exercise the game provides.
We are working to bring a group of visually impaired and blind golfers together to participate in the Canadian and Ontario Open Championship Tournaments in August of 2020.
Visually impaired golfers are spread throughout Canada, and throughout the world, so this is not an inexpensive endeavor.
Your funding will help subsidize their travel, the travel of their sight coaches (needed to help navigate the course and follow the ball), and will help subsidize their greens fees.
These tournaments are a great opportunity for blind and visually impaired people to connect with others going through similar issues in life and have a golfing experience with similarly abled golfers, enjoying competition on a level playing field.