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The 2017 ISPS Handa Canadian Open Blind Golf Championship will be held at the King’s Forest Golf Club in Hamilton, Ontario from August 14th to 16th, 2017.




Inaugural Claude Pattemore Charity Scramble

Hosted by the Ontario Visually Impaired Golfers (OVIG) Association, the Inaugural Claude Pattemore Charity scramble at Hamilton’s Chedoke Martin golf course will be held on Thursday August 17, 2017, starting at 11:00 am.

For more information, click here

Click here for the Hamilton Spectator article on Claude Pattemore

Welcome to OVIG

What is blind golf?

Golf is a sport which can be played by anyone regardless of age, gender, physical ability or disability. Most people will think it is essential to have good eyesight to play golf but that is not true. Totally blind and severely visually impaired golfers, with the assistance of their coaches are able to enjoy the friendship and exercise the game provides.

About OVIG

OVIG, Ontario Visually Impaired Golfers is a Chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind that exists to bring blind and visually impaired people in Ontario together to learn and play the game of golf. We believe that golf is a sport/activity in which blind and visually impaired people can fully participate, thereby realizing social, physical and psychological benefits. As a charitable organization, we organize and subsidize specialized instruction and opportunities to play.

What are we all about? Watch this short video to find out: OVIG Video

2017 Colin Kressler Fund Raising Golf Tournament

This year's event will be held on Thursday July 20th at Cardinal Golf Club. It is our 25th year and we hope it will be our best ever. Last year, we raised over $9,500 for our members. This fund raising tournament allows our blind and visually impaired golfers to get out with fellow golfers for 6-7 tournaments a year. This year, we are also participating in a tournament in Ottawa. For more information or to register, please go to Colin Kressler Golf Tournament

Becoming Involved

If you are visually impaired and you would like to play golf or learn to play, then consider becoming a New Member of OVIG.

If you would like to volunteer to coach a visually impaired golfer, then you should become a New Associate Member.

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