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How To Play Blind Golf

Helper Lines up Blind Golfer to Put Blind Golf is played strictly to the Rules of Golf produced by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) and United States Golf Association (USGA). They have published "A Modification of the Rules of Golf for Golfers with Disabilities". This allows blind golfers to ground their club in a hazard and their coach/guide to stand on the line of the shot without penalty while the shot is played. Each player has a sighted coach/guide who describes the hole, helps with club selection and then ensures that the club head is directly behind the ball. From then on it's down to the blind golfers' swing.

There are three categories of blind golfer determined by the individual's level of sight - B1, B2, B3. You can download a sight classification form from this site.

Blind and Visually Impaired Golfers play with the aid of a caddy or helper with the assistance of spotters in some competitions.

The helper assists them to line up the shot and tells them the distance and lay of the course and any obstacles.

Because the Blind Golfer is not distracted by outside influences they can concentrate on a more natural swing.

 
 
 

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