Stonehouse Corinium Contributes to English Blind Golf Association Charity Golf Day
Stonehouse Corinium has helped the English Blind Golf Association to raise £1450.00. Stonehouse Corinium participated in a charity golf day which took place on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Minchinhampton Old Course. They recently received a thank-you note from the EBGA stating the results of the fundraiser. After the expenses such as prizes, medals and green fees were covered, the event raised £1450.00 to go straight to funding the EBGA.
The English Blind Golf Association is a league that allows golfers who are blind to play and compete with the aid of a sighted guide. The guide is allowed to describe the terrain, direction and distance of the shot to the blind player. Then, the guide lines the player up for the shot. When the blind player has reached the green, the guide paces off the distance from the ball to the pin and figures out the strength and line of the shot.
The player and guide dynamic of the English Blind Golf Association gives an interesting twist to the golfer-caddy relationship. The two act together as a team and they must communicate effectively in order to succeed. They are both invested in the outcome of each shot and both feel excited to win and devastated to lose.
The English Blind Golf Association allows golf enthusiasts with vision problems the chance to play golf and compete with others in a safe environment. And Stonehouse Corinium is proud to have contributed to their fundraising efforts this year.