One of the truly great things about the game of golf is that it can be played by men and women of all ages and from all walks of life. Golf is a game that requires concentration of both the body and the mind. The results and rewards can be very fulfilling.
A golfer who is blind or partially sighted uses a sport guide (sometimes called a coach) who has a good knowledge of the game. The role of the guide can include assisting the golfer with:
- getting to and on the golf course
- knowing the distance to the pin
- fairway hazards and distances
- alignment on the fairway and on the green
The Royal Canadian Golf Rules that apply to golfers who are sighted also apply to golfers who are blind or partially sighted. There is only one exception – A golfer who is blind or partially sighted may ground his/her club in a sand trap. Additional information can be found on British Columbia Golf, who is the governing body for golf in BC.
To find out more or to participate in any golf activities please call BC Blind Sports at 1 604 325-8638. Advanced golfers can contact BC Blind Sports about events in which you can participate.