The Scottish Blind Golf Society (SBGS), a voluntarily run organisation, providing quality competition and training in golf for registered blind and visually impaired people in Scotland are recruiting for new members.
Joining the SBGS is a great way of making new friends and enjoying the social side of the game with members taking part in golf competitions and events throughout the year – around Scotland and further afield.
The society offers the opportunity to play in competitions all over the world, including Australia, Canada, USA, Japan, Austria, with new countries joining every year.
Merit points in domestic events are offered with the opportunity available to represent Scotland against Ireland, England & Wales in a Ryder Cup style competition.
Members can also choose to play golf in a less competitive manner and take part as a player/guide at all events in the Scottish calendar.
The SBGS offers lessons with males and females of all ages welcome.
Prospective members and their guides are welcome to come along to any event to see the SBGS in action.
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The five districts are Edinburgh & Lothian, Grampian, Greater Glasgow, Tayside and West of Scotland, with contact numbers for each of these districts listed below.
The golfer with impaired vision would require a friend or relative to guide them around the courses, aiming them in the right direction, following the ball and helping with yardages.
If you know anyone who would like to find out more about the SBGS, please get in touch.
The district contact numbers are:-
- Grampian: 01569 762 046 (Ally Reid)
- Greater Glasgow: 07415 693 064 (Kris Adams)
- Edinburgh & Lothian: 0131 477 9007 (Charlie Forbes)
- West of Scotland: 01655 883 859 (Bennet Ward)
- Tayside: 01382 543 234 (Barry Hampton)
For more information, please visit the SBGS Facebook page.