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Gerry Nelson

Gerry, a provincial Client Service Co-ordinator with Canada’s National Institute for the Blind, was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on November 9th, 1963. At the age of 6 he was diagnosed with diabetes and became totally blind at the age of 25.

Gerry moved from North Battleford to Saskatoon in 1990 to begin his university studies and his competitive blind golf career. He is a provincial, Western Canadian and Canadian Open Blind Golf Champion and has taken part in tournaments in England, Scotland, Japan and the United States.

He organized and hosted the inaugural Canadian Open Blind and Visually-Impaired Golf Championships in 1997. He is a past-president and current vice-president of the Western Canadian Blind Golf Association and is in his second term as President of Blind Golf Canada, an organization which he helped to form.

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