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Open day launched for blind golfers

Open day launched for blind golfers

One of the UK’s leading golf centres has partnered with the governing body for blind golf to offer opportunities for those with sight loss.

PGA professionals at Trafford Golf Centre in Manchester have linked up with England & Wales Blind Golf to organise an open day for golfers who have lost or are losing their sight.

They will hold an open day on January 6 with the aim of giving as many visually-impaired people as possible the opportunity to get involved in the game.

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EWBG is also hoping to use the opportunity to recruit more volunteer guides who can help blind golfers play.

“This new partnership helps us spread the word about blind golf even more powerfully,” said Andy Gilford, the organisation’s secretary and a single-figure handicapper despite having less than 5% vision.

“It gives all visually impaired people whether young or old a chance to take up or get back to a game they thought their handicap might prevent whilst getting outdoor exercise and a chance of making new friends in the process.”

More than two million people in the UK suffer some form of visual impairment, while 250 people begin to lose their sight every day.

The open day is the first stage of a partnership which…


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