American Blind Golf
A Non-Profit 501 C3 Golfing Organization
Providing Golfing Opportunities for Blind & Visually Impaired Individuals
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Page Posted Sunday, February 24, 2013
Mario was recently named Most Courageous Athlete of the Year by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. Way to go Mario! You truly demonstrate the ABG motto, "Motivate, Inspire & Serve!" Click on the links below to view videos of the event. .
Mario Tobia Video #1
Mario Tobia Video #2
New to the sport of Blind Golf? View our video page below:
ABG Introduction & Demonstration Video
Links of Interest
ABG Match Play Championships
The McCulloch Memorial
SDGP World Team Championships
ABG National Championship
Through our unique talents as blind/visually impaired golfers, ABG Players strive to "Motivate, Inspire & Serve" All those who deal with the loss of sight
If you have lost all or part of your sight and love the great game of golf, you are in the right place! As you explore the various pages of our website, we hope you will learn about the sport of Blind Golf and how it is played. The pages have been constructed through the use of assistive technology which enables those using screen-readers and screen magnification easy access. Please do not hesitate to contact ABG should you have any comments or concerns.
Golf (ABG) is a national 501 C3 non-profit golfing organization that
promotes the game of golf for blind & visually impaired
persons. American Blind Golf was founded on the principle of
providing golfing opportunities while partnering with organizations that
support local and national blind charitable endeavors.
Published Fall 2009
The group's national championship will be held Oct. 10-14, again at Brackenridge. That title week will include the second annual "Fore the Blind" charity scramble, which will benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind.
Hooper admits that the not-for-profit ABG was formed out of a disagreement with the established USBGA over membership and charity initiatives. The new organization, he said, will make fundraising and competition priorities.
"We want to get back to playing golf and enjoying each other's company," he said.
ABG will conduct two stroke-play events this year, including the California Blind Golf Classic in Lompoc, California, in September, and the national championship in San Antonio. Additionally, a modified Ryder Cup format will be utilized at the McCulloch Memorial Cup, which will pit teams from the United States and Canada in June at Wadsworth, Ohio.
"Our goal is to make American Blind Golf the best there is," said Hooper, a five-time national titlist. "We want people who want to help their community and play some golf."
B1 Champion Phil Blackwell & Coach Sybil Blackwell
B2 Champion Charles Adams & Coach Carey Dean
B3 Champion Scott Aughtry & Coach Mickey Aughtry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2010
States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and American Blind Golf
(ABG) are proud to announce a formal partnership that promotes
blind golf for blind athletes. Since their founding in 1976, the USABA
has been a Community Based Organization of the United States Olympic
Committee. USABA is
the leader in the promotion and organization of recreational and
competitive sports for the blind and vision impaired in the United
States. USABA directly participates in and promotes several sports
including Goalball, Track and Field, Cycling, Skiing, Judo, and
maintains professional relationships with other sports including Golf,
Bowling and Beep Baseball.
our members are golf enthusiasts. Although
we don't have golf expertise, we're certainly pleased to be able to
make our members aware of ABG's passion for golf, their programs,
events and community support initiatives." said Mark Lucas, USABA
ABG was founded in 2001 and has become the leader in golf tournaments for the blind and vision impaired. In 2011, ABG has four tournaments scheduled in the United States. Players will also compete in an international team event in Glasgow Scotland in July 2011. ABG has been partnered with charity organizations that have raised thousands of dollars by staging ABG Golf Tournaments.
the USABA and ABG will provide their expertise to each other and will
maintain their cooperation with each organization. "This partnership
between the USABA and the ABG can only bring more sporting opportunities
to people who are blind and vision impaired," said Mark Arnold,
communications director of ABG.
The United States Association of Blind Athletes enhances the lives of blind and visually impaired people by providing the opportunity for participation in sports and physical activity. Additional funding to the camp for military applicants is available through USABA's Mission Vision program. For more information on USABA go to:
Through our unique talents as blind golfers, ABG Players strive to "Motivate, Inspire and Serve" all those who deal with the loss of sight. For more information go to:
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