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Blind golf makes mark in Sydney

The ISPS Handa Australian Open Blind Golf Championships have been run and won at Royal Sydney Golf Club.

Over 30 vision impaired golfers took part in the 36-hole tournament with competitors coming from across Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Despite a few first round hiccups with a late start, Secretary of blind golf NSW, Graham Coulton was thrilled with the tournament.

“Everything has worked out fine, The leaders are going head-to-head, there’s a couple of internationals here,

“Andy Sellers from England was the first round leader, he had a nett 81,”

“Michelle Watts from Sydney also had a nett 81 too,”

“It’s going to be a close event and we are hoping to see some good golf when they get to the 18th,”

The Blind Golf Association of Australia has been around since the late 1980’s when the International Blind Golf Association was formed with the support of Japanese philanthropist and avid golfer Dr Handa.

Tournaments are held across Australia with events in every state.

“Each State has its own event.”

“We have the Australian Open here this year in Sydney, and The Australia Stableford Championship in Adelaide.” Mr Coulton said.
 

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RESULTS:

2017 ISPS HANDA AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

Royal Sydney Golf Club
Sunday 8 & Monday 9 October, 2017

36 Hole Stroke Event
Net Winner: Michele Watts, Caddy Bob Grant – Net 150
Gross Winner: Kiefer Jones, caddy Deb Frey – Gross 168 (Canada)
Ladies Net Champion: Michele Watts, Caddy Bob Grant – Net 150
B3 Net Winner: Michele Watts, Caddy Bob Grant
B2 Net Winner: Deanna Mincuillo, caddy Clarrie Mincuillo
B1 Net Winner: Doug Sloan, caddy Jo Delaney
B3 Gross Winner: Kiefer Jones, caddy Deb Frey – Gross 168 (Canada)
B2 Gross Winner: Andy Sellers, caddy Neil Thompson (England)
B1 Gross Winner: Doug Sloan, caddy Jo Delaney

CCA
21 November 2017
LEONAY: Veteran: Stableford: 2B: R Aitken (36) M Thompson (25) 48 cb. Medley: B Wakefield (39) K Wakefield (29) 50. Men: White: W Mackenzie (18) 43 ... more
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