picture of Jeff Ellis with caddie Maureen Ellis
Blind golfer Jeff Ellis with caddie Maureen

Jeff Ellis wins 2012 Blind Golf Australian Stableford Championship

Blind Golf Australia conducted its 2012 Australian Stableford Championship over 36 holes at the Adelaide Shores Golf Club on 10 & 11 May, 2012.

The tournament was well supported with twenty players taking part with entrants coming from NSW, QLD, SA, WA and VIC. Blind golf has 3 sight categories; B1, B2 and B3 depending on the player's vision capabilities. B1 players are totally blind.

Defending champion Victorian Jeff Ellis (B3) won on a count-back from New South Welshman Gary Sargent (B2). Jeff, with his wife Maureen as caddie, played outstanding golf scoring 81 stableford points over the two-day event to win the 2012 Championship.

In hosting the presentation of trophies, Mr Doug Sloan, Tournament Director and Blind Golf Australia President firstly thanked the Adelaide Shores Golf Club and staff for use of their course, and the Royal Society for the Blind in Adelaide for assisting in the management of the championship. He went on to thank the representatives from Blind Golf Australia for their help throughout the event, plus the players and their caddies for supporting the national event.