MORE than 20 blind golfers from across Australia descended upon the Rosebud Country Club for the Victorian Blind Golf Championships and the ISPS HANDA Australian Blind Golf Open two weeks ago.
The golfers competed over two days for the Victorian Blind Golf Championships on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 March before teeing off for the national title in the ISPS HANDA Australian Blind Golf Open on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 March.
Sydney’s Rod Mills was a standout in the men’s events as he led all the way in the Australian Blind Golf Open to secure the national title with rounds of 66 and 67. Mills’ stellar form was also on display in the days prior at the Victorian Blind Golf Championships where he finished second in the B3 division behind Queensland’s Brad Carver.
In the women’s race for the national title, Western Australia’s Jenny McCallum rattled home and did just enough to claw back a four-shot deficit to finish locked with early-leader Michelle Watts, of New South Wales, on a nett total of 155.
“It was amazing watching the Blind Golf participants in action and displaying such positivity,” Rosebud Country Club general manager Danny McGrath said.
“We are very honoured to host such an inspiring event at our wonderful club.”