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Are you severely sight impaired or registered blind? Have you thought about playing golf? And no, I am being quite serious, as I did not believe it was possible either until I signed up with England and Wales Blind Golf as an absolute beginner.

The club is made up of severely sight impaired people ranging from the totally blind (known as B1) to those with varying degrees of sight (B2, B3 and B4). For details of sight categories please click here. All are intent on playing and improving every bit as much as those with 20:20 vision.

‘When I joined I was helped with advice on what I needed to buy and where and, just as the tournament professionals have caddies, our players have guides/aides who do all the basics as well as help with things like distance and alignment’.

The aim of the charity is to provide a blind person with a chance to belong to a group of sympathetic fellow golfers, with a chance for everyone to show their potential in a sport that perhaps, like me, they never thought possible.

There is no ‘home’ course with our competitions played on courses as far afield as Cornwall and Yorkshire. These competitions start at the end of March with occasionally a training weekend, followed by a range of tournaments, usually one a month, played from one to four days and ending in October.

Towards the end of the year there is an annual match against Scotland and as golfers improve there are opportunities to play some international events on wonderful courses all over the world against other registered blind golfers.

So how much is this all going to cost? Well, there is a small fee for each competition put towards green fees, and often, accommodation. However, the association will cover most of the travelling expenses. As a registered charity it relies on the goodwill of golf clubs and their captains for much of the finance.

Why not give it a try? It could open up a part of your life for a game in which you never expected to take part, and you will also gain a whole new batch of friends whose great interest in life is playing golf and not the normal problems of the blind.

Membership options

You can join as one of the following

Player Member
those who are aged over 18 and are registered severely right impaired ( blind)

If interested please click on the link below and fill out the online. “application. Also download the sight form at the end of the information link “sight classifications”.
A copy of your CVI (certificate of visual impairment) should be sent to the new members secretary, who may be found under contact information.
As soon as possible please also send the completed sight form.


The Membership Fee is a joining fee of £65 and an annual subscription of £30

Non Player Members
those who do not qualify as above but still wish to become a member, this includes those who want to help as guides/coaches. The membership fee is £15 per year

Supporters & Volunteers

Our members tell us that learning, playing and competing gives them confidence, hope and strength. Our members know that they are not alone or isolated and there are fantastic opportunities ahead of them.

Sponsors & Partners

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