Welcome

Welcome to the new Blind Golf Canada website.

At Blind Golf Canada, it is our mission to develop and promote competitive golf along with true sportsmanship amongst Canada’s blind and visually impaired golfers wishing to play at a national and/or international level. 17954953144C9ECDF6

For those of you who don’t know, blind golf is played by golfers who are totally blind or partially sighted (with an acuity of 20/200 or less).  The rules are the same; the only difference being that blind golfers may ground their club in a hazard.

We use the aid of a sighted guide and it's game on!

Canada is a member country within the International Blind Golf Association, and along with thirteen other member and five associate-member countries, we host and partake in tournaments held in Canada and around the world!  Our own Canadian Open Blind Golf Championship, hosted inaugurally in 1997, is a bi-annual event and is always a prominent stop on the IBGA tour. Canada has hosted two of the most successful World Championship events held to date; Winnipeg in 2002 and in Truro, Nova Scotia in 2012!

We would like to welcome you to Blind Golf Canada!  Our motto is You Can Still Play!  It is our hope that as someone who is blind or partially-sighted, you will come out and join us. If you are a sighted individual, get involved as a guide or a score keeper at a tournament in your local area, or  just come out and watch us!  You will be amazed!    

logo lionsBGC would like to recognize and thank the Lions Clubs of Canada for their patronage and continued support of blind golf!

Without the Lions, what we do simply would not be possible!

 

Saying Goodbye to Brian MacLeod

MacLeod, David “Brian” – Age 56, Salmon River, passed away on December 19, 2015, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by his family. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Victor and Jean (MacLanders) MacLeod.brian macleod

Brian had overcome many challenges in his life, and all who knew him knew what an inspiration he was. He travelled and participated in 100 golf tournaments throughout the world. In the blind golf community he was highly ranked, even achieving a hole-in-one, and was known as the one to beat. He was an avid competitor in many sports, with or without his sight. He will be missed every day by his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Joanne (Perrin); daughter, Sarah (Michael Sullivan); brothers, Allan, Doug, James (Terry), and their families.

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