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.
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! It is our hope that as someone who is blind or partially-sighted, you will come and play. 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!
BGC 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!