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NORTHERN IRELAND BLIND GOLF

In 1989, ON A VISIT TO SCOTLAND, BOB CUNNINGHAM, FROM DONAGHADEE GOLF CLUB, Co. DOWN, DISCOVERED SOME BLIND GOLFERS PLAYING.
HE RETURNED HOME TO FOUND NORTHERN IRELAND BLIND GOLF ALONG WITH JOHNSTON GARDNER AND JIM MOORE.
THE FOLLOWING YEAR WE HOSTED THE BLIND GOLF BRITISH OPEN AND AGAIN IN 1993 AT DONAGHADEE GOLF CLUB.
IN 1996 & 1999 WE HOSTED THE BRITISH OPEN AT KILLYMOON GOLF CLUB AND IN 2002 THE BRITISH OPEN WAS PLAYED AT THE HILTON TEMPLEPATRICK Co. ANTRIM

COUNTY ANTRIM WAS ONCE AGAIN THE VENUE IN 2005  & 2008 HOLDING THE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT MASSEREENE GOLF CLUB
 
IN 2008 N.I.B.G. HAD THE HONOUR OF HOSTING
 THE WORLD BLIND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS (August 10th- 12th) THIS IS THE FIRST TIME N.I.B.G. HAVE HOSTED THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THEY TOOK PART AT BELVOIR PARK GOLF BELFAST

OVER THE YEARS, WE HAVE SLOWLY EXPANDED AND NOW HAVE 10 BLIND PLAYING MEMBERS, MOST OF WHOM HAVE REPRESENTED N.IRELAND AT SOME TIME, IN U K, USA, JAPAN, REP. OF IRELAND, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA AND AUSTRALIA.

OUR AIM

WE OFFER HELP AND SUPPORT TO ALL REGISTERED BLIND GOLFERS AND AIM TO PROMOTE AND PROVIDE THE GAME OF GOLF TO ALL VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE IN N. IRELAND

N.I.B.G.


IS A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BLIND GOLF ASSOCIATION (I.B.G.A.) WHOSE MEMBER COUNTRIES ARE JAPAN, USA, AUSTRALIA,CANADA, REP. IRELAND, SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, SWEDEN, GERMANY,FRANCE, ITALY, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, HONG KONG, TIWAIN & ISREALI WITH SEVERAL OTHER COUNTRIES SHOWING INTEREST.

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NORTHERN IRELAND BLIND GOLF


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