Introduction

"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)."

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Activities

"Blind Golf Australia (BGA) is responsible for the ISPS HANDA Australian Blind Golf Championships which are rotated annually between NSW, Victoria and WA.

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

Until a separate organisation is set up in Queensland, BGA is responsible for the Queensland Blind Golf Open.

The State members of BGA conduct their own blind golf championships annually.

In addition, each state member conducts intrastate competitions on a regular basis.

Blind Golf Australia members 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 major national and state tournament and is used to pick players to compete in World Championships which are conducted bi-annually."

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PRESIDENT – Doug Sloan OAM

VICE-PRESIDENT – Rod Mills

SECRETARY/TREASURER – Peter North

DIRECTOR – Robert Curtain SA

DIRECTOR – Ross Thompson

HANDICAPPER – Geoff Walsh

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