Welcome to the home of
Blind Golf Scotland

We are a registered charity whose purpose is to provide access to training, support and competitions to registered blind and visually impaired people in Scotland.

Recognised as a governing body by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews we offer access to local, national and international competitions.

Blind Golf Scotland are an associate member country of the International Blind Golf Association which oversees international golf competitions for blind golfers.

We hope you find everything you need on this website from current news, fixtures, handicaps and more, but if not please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Can visually impaired people play golf?

Yes they can! See video below of Barry McCluskey sharpening his skills

Here is Barry McCluskey sharpening his skills for the 2019 season. Barry is one of our new members and in his first season secured a Vision Cup Rest of the World team call up. With ball striking like this you can see it is well deserved. #blindgolfer #blindgolfscotland ⛳🏌

Posted by Blind Golf Scotland on Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Latest News

Keep up to date with all our latest news here or on our Facebook page and Twitter page.

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Day one foursomes results.
Andy Gilford and Pete Hodgkinson win 5 and 4.
Peter Osborne and Ron Tomlinson win 3 and 2
Andrew Sellars and Danny Daniels halve their Match
Jason Bastable and Mike Tomlinson halve their match.
John Eakin and Simon Cookson lose 2 and 1.
Final result 3-2 to England.
Well done to all our EWBG players and guides

#golf #visionimpaired #englandgolf #blindgolf #SightLoss #blindsports
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Blind Golf Scotland

There were lots of smiles today at our Sampler Session with EDGA.

Well done to our guests who made it look easy!

And a huge THANK YOU to Stirling Golf Club for hosting us. Here's to new beginnings!
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BGS Resumes Free Blind Golf Taster Sessions!

In collaboration with our friends at EDGA, Fairways Indoor Golf Arena and Stirling Golf Club, we’re delighted to offer free sampler sessions to interested groups. The next sessions will be on

  • 30th May – Fairways Indoor Golf Arena in Coatbridge
  • 30th May – Stirling Golf Club (Academy Course)

Interested? Please contact developmentofficer@scottishblindgolf.com.

Lockdown Guidance from Scottish Golf

Make sure you’re well-informed about the updated rules before returning to golfing in groups.

Golf to be available on the NHS?

Read the full article here.

ISPS Handa Spanish Blind Golf Open 2021

This event will take place 27-30 June 2021 at Centro Nacional de Golf “Emma Villacieros” in Madrid, Spain. Contact enquiries@scottishblindgolf.com for more information.

Dates Announced for the ISPS HANDA World Invitational!

Presented by Modest! Golf Management in Northern Ireland, hosted by Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort between 28th July to 1st August 2021!!!

January 2021 Newsletter now available!

Click here to read our January Newsletter featuring some of our members’ sight loss experiences, and also speaks of the social and health benefits of blind golf. Get in touch with us today to find out how to get started.

Fear Not! Golf is Permitted in Tier 4!

A maximum of two people from two different households can meet outdoors for golf. See the latest guidance on outdoor activities here.

BGS Online Charity Auction Raised £3,335.00!

The highest bidders will be notified today. Well done to the winners, and thanks to all who took part. We’re grateful for your support! Click here to see the last remaining vouchers.

BGS Announces Dates for Scottish Stroke Play Championship | 14 & 15 June 2021

This stroke play will involve an overnight stay in a hotel (more details tbc). 1st tee time is at 11.30am on 14th June, and 2nd time is at 10.30am on 15th June. For more details, please contact enquiries@scottishblindgolf.com.

Black Friday Shopping on Smile Amazon | November 2020

A quick reminder that if you are shopping on Amazon on Black Friday, please consider using smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC024309. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your net purchases to Blind Golf Scotland. All funds raised will help support our team to represent Scotland in international events.

RNIB Connect Radio Interviews BGS Chairman | November 2020

Listen to Sam Sloan chat to RNIB Connect Radio’s Barry Snell, discussing the benefits of Blind Golfing. You can find the link on our News page.

BGS Members offered free subscription to TheSocialGolfer.com | November 2020

TheSocialGolfer.com has offered our members free subscription (normally £29.99) for a year to its website, helping you find partners or groups to golf with, across Scotland, the UK and overseas! See here for more details.

We at BGS are very sad to learn of the passing of our patron Sir Sean Connery. He will be missed. | November 2020

BGS 4 Ball Online Charity Auction Raised Over £2,500 So Far! | October 2020

It’s only been a few weeks since the auction was launched, however, we’ve already raised over £2,500! Check out our Auction page to see participating clubs – and keep tabs on the bids! Which one is on your wish list?

New BGS Facebook and Twitter Accounts! | September 2020

Check out our new Facebook and Twitter pages, and please remember to share these with your friends!

BGS Launches 4 Ball Online Charity Auction! | September 2020

We are thrilled to have the support of many of Scotland’s finest golf clubs who have generously donated 2 or 4 Balls to be sold in our auction. The money raised will help fund the team at national and international events. For full details of participating golf clubs, please see our Auction page. Why not treat yourself or loved ones to a fun day out?

Shop at Amazon Smile and Raise Money for BGS! | August 2020

When you shop at Smile.Amazon.co.uk, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your net purchases directly to BGS! Simply follow this URL, enter Scottish Blind Golf Society in the search field, and it’ll take you directly to the site where you can shop as you normally would. For more details go to our Support Us page, or simply follow this link and start shopping!

AGM 2019 | July 2020

We were finally able to hold our Annual General Meeting for the year ending 2019, in July 2020. This had been postponed first due to poor weather conditions over winter, and then due to Covid-19 restrictions. The minutes for this meeting can be found here.

Training Day | October 2019

Our training day, held at Kingsacre in Edinburgh, went very well and we hope to hold a similar event again.

Training Day | 29th/30th July 2019

Do you know someone who is visually impaired who would like to try playing golf or thinks that they can no longer play?? Get in touch, we are hosting a training event up near Aberdeen where you will get to try your skills and meet some of our current golfers.

Can’t make this event….watch this space for news of our next event.

ISPS Handa Vision Cup | June 2019

Congratulations to Ally Reid and Barry McCluskey who were part of the ‘Rest of the World’ team who took on North America and won in this great competition.  Well done Ally and Barry!!

Congratulations to Barry McCluskey who won the ISPS Handa US Blind Golf Championships in Arizona in April 2019.

What an amazing win for one of our own, Barry McCluskey won 1st prize in the B3 category at the ISPS Handa US Blind Golf Championship.  Although a relatively new member of Blind Golf Scotland, Barry is a determined young man and put in a lot of hard work – and it really paid off!!

For the full results list, see the IBGA website

With the launch of this website we are rebranding ourselves as Blind Golf Scotland.

We hope you like the new look and feel of the website. We wanted to be fresher, brighter and more appealing to all ages. Please bear with us while we get all documents and branding updated, you may see both brands for a short while.

IBGA NEWS

Although you can access the IBGA website, we thought it would be useful to put some key information on our website for ease of access.

Click here for IBGA News

Thinking of joining?

We are always on the lookout for new members or guides, visit the Join Us page for more information.