RETINA SOUTH AFRICA AND SA BLIND GOLF TASTER DAY 2024

Experience the Thrill of Para Golf at Our Taster Day on 3rd August at Benoni Golf Club! 

This free event, sponsored by Retina SA, exclusively for individuals with visual impairments or blindness, kicks off at 10:00 am. Participants will be divided into two groups, rotating between the driving range and putting green every 1.5 hours.

No prior golf experience is necessary, as certified coaches will guide you through the basics of the game. All adapted equipment will be provided to ensure an inclusive and accessible experience. Simply come ready to learn, have fun, and explore the wonderful world of para golf.

Refreshments will be available for purchase at the club’s facilities.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to try your hand at a sport that defies boundaries. Registration is required, so please fill out the form to secure your spot. We look forward to welcoming you on the greens and introducing you to the exciting possibilities of para golf.

DATE:

Saturday, August 3, 2024

VENUE:

Benoni Lake Club

TIME:

09:30 for 10:00 Start

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

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If you need assistance with registering for the para golf taster day event or would like more information, please contact our host, Linsay Engelbrecht, by emailing events@retinasa.org.za or by calling +27 (84) 554 9227 or +(27) 11 450 1181.

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SA BLIND GOLF ASSOCIATION

The South African Blind Golf Association (SABGA) is part of the International Blind Golf Association. Over the past ten years, the SABGA has grown from 3 active members to around 25 active members. Golf provides an opportunity to compete against able-bodied players and even beat them. It is also a sport that can be played individually with a family member or guide, or in a group. Golf is a wonderful way to meet new people and enjoy the sun and nature.

The SABGA hosts a yearly Blind Golf Open where players from South Africa and around the world compete against each other. Players can also represent South Africa at the World Blind Golf Championships, which are held every two years. 

Once set up, the blind golfer gets comfortable and makes the swing or putt just like any other golfer. The guide serves as the player’s eyes, describing how the ball is sitting, the distance to the hole, hazards, bunkers, and direction. They line up the player and the club. After the ball is hit, the guide describes how the ball flies and its result. On the putting surface, they help line up the putt.

SA Blind Golf has three categories: B1, B2, and B3. B4 players can also compete in local tournaments, but they are not allowed to participate in international tournaments due to the rules of Para Sport International.