Blind Golf Australia 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. Blind Golf Australia (BGA), formerly Australian Blind Golf Australia (ABGA) was formed in 1993 with four (4) members. The members were State Associations based in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. BGA is also a founding member of the International Blind Golf Association (IBGA).
Rules & Equipment
The Rules of Blind and Vision Impaired Golf Work in the same way as sighted golf, the only primary difference is that each Visually Impaired golfer will have a guide that assists in the direction that the golfer will swing in, as well as where the ball is and what its lie is.
The guide is no allowed to touch the golf club throughout the stroke, only in lining up the golfer and telling them what direction to hit the ball.
Players with any impairment that have a classification are allowed to play Blind Golf. Different Classifications may result in different pairings throughout competition. However in the case that you’re just playing locally not in competition then you may not need a classification, only a guide to assist with lining your shot and finding the ball.
Playing golf locally at any course is a great way to get involved and keep active, however if you are looking to play in competition you may want to go to the Blind Golf Australia Website where the events are updated regularly. Furthermore, if you are looking to get lessons it would be best to reach out to your local golf course and find out if they would be able to provide lessons for a Visually Impaired Golfer.
Blind Golf Australia Website – https://www.blindgolf.com.au/
Blind Golf Australia Email – email@example.com