picture of David Blyth and his caddy Gary McInnes
David Blyth (blue shirt) and his caddy Gary McInnes

David Blyth wins 2012 Victorian Blind Golf Open Championship

Blind Golf Victoria (BGV) conducted its 23rd Open Championship over 36 holes on the South Course of the magnificent Rosebud Country Club on 15 & 16 March 2012.

Sixteen players took part with entrants coming from NSW, QLD, SA and VIC. The format of the championship was changed this year from stroke to a stableford event.

Victorian player David Blyth (B1), with Gary McInnes as caddie, won the 2012 championship with 80 stableford points over the two rounds. It has taken David twenty-three years to win his home-State open.

In opening the trophy presentation ceremony, BGV President Doug Sloan, thanked the Rosebud Country Club for hosting the event and as is customary thanked the many members who volunteered their time as equipment manager, starter, marshalls, rules official, and scorers. He also thanked the players and caddies for supporting this major event.

Rosebud Country representative Godwin Scerri also acknowledged the Club's support of this event for the past twenty-two years and thanked club staff and members for giving their time over the two-day event.

Blind golf has categories B1, B2 and B3 depending on the player's vision capabilities. B1 players are totally blind.

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