American Blind Golf

A Non-Profit 501 C3 Golfing Organization

Trademarked ABG Logo

"Motivate, Inspire & Serve!"

Page Updated Thursday, February 17, 2022

 

 

Welcome to the ABG website for 2022 announcing our New Branding as we move forward in the worldwide arena of Blind Golf!

 

 

As we embark on the 2022 Blind Golf season and beyond, ABG Player Card registration and fees will no longer be required.  All ABG events will be open to all Blind Golfers around the world that can verify their eligibility in accordance with international blind golf standards.  ABG's core value as an organization is to raise funds for sight related charities while providing high quality competition for Blind Golfers around the world. 
Sight categories for competition can be found on the Sight Categories page.

 

ABG Introduction & Demonstration Video 

 

Links of Interest

 

Mission Statement

About ABG

ABG Code of Conduct

Ohio Blind Golf

ABG Facebook Page

ABG Ohio Facebook Page

Sight Categories

USGA Rules Modification

Tournament Summaries


2022 Tournament Applications

June in Ohio

Nations Cup Championship (Word)

Nations Cup Championship (PDF)

November in Texas

Tournament of Champions

Invitational

(Word)

Tournament of Champions

Invitational

(PDF)


Our Mission Statement

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

Welcome

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.


Who We Are

American Blind 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.


ABG Code of Conduct  

Players and their coaches are to observe proper golf etiquette at all times.  Any abuse or disrespect of the American Blind Golf Association, fellow competitors, officials, spectators, employees of the host facility, or other persons conducting or attending an ABG sponsored event can be grounds for disqualification from the event, and possible rejection of entry for future ABG events.  Such abuse may be verbal or physical or threat thereof and includes, but is not limited to:  the use of obscene language, physical damage to property or equipment of the ABG or the host facility, and being under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances during a competitive round.  

 

 

Initial Press Release

by Richard Oliver San Antonio Express

Published Fall 2009

San Antonio blind-golf champion Bruce Hooper, who last fall captured the U.S. championship at Brackenridge Golf Course, is part of a group of blind and vision-impaired players who have formed a new organization.

Hooper, along with noted competitor Mark Arnold and others have broken away from the U.S. Blind Golf Association to compete under the banner of the newly created American Blind Golf. 

 

 

ABG Member Bruce Hooper & his Wife Judy


ABG will begin play during the 2010 season with 50 players hailing from the United States and Canada.

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."

 

Initial ABG Radio Interview on KTSA

 
 
 
 

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