picture of WA Open 2013 Overall winner John White, David Blyth and caddie Ross Thompson
WA Open 2013 Overall winner John White (left), David Blyth (President of Blind Sports Australia) and caddie Ross Thompson (right).

The 2013 Western Australian Blind Golf Open Championship took place at Collier Park on the 17th and 18th April.

In a spirit of tremendous camaraderie the competition was hotly contested. John White was the overall winner on 69 points ably assisted by Ross Thompson. Doug Burrows was runner up with caddying by Terry Woodward on the first day and David Broadhurst on the second day.

Jenny McCallum won the B2 category on 67 points. Mark Chamberlain was caddy on day one with Ian McCallum on day two. Doug Golding did the honours for the B3 category on 53 points with Dilys Hughes as caddie.

The WABGA was pleased to welcome two new caddies who ably assisted their players – Mark Chamberlain and Terry Woodward. This is part of a continuing drive for new members and caddies that is being conducted by the WABGA.

Jim Hunter, Tournament Director said that the Championship had shown the true spirit of Blind Golf with some excellent golf played in a spirit of friendly rivalry.

Two guests were very welcome at the prize ceremony. John White, Dr Handa’s representative on the IBGA board and David Blyth Chairman of Blind Sports Australia who presented the prizes. All players and caddies had the chance to socialise over a drink and refreshments as a fitting end to a highly successful tournament.

Western Australia Tournament Results 2013
Player Hdcap Category S'ford Points Caddie
Overall Winner John White 69 points B2 34.3 Ross Thompson
Runner Up Doug Burrows 68 points B3 34.8 Terry Woodward (day 1)
David Broadhurst (day 2)
Winner B2 Jenny McCallum 67 points B2 31.3 Mark Chamberlain (day 1)
Ian McCallum (day 2)
Runner Up B2 Malcolm Elliott 60 points B2 46.7 Peter Brunner
Winner B3 Doug Golding 53 points B3 37.7 Dilys Hughes
Runner Up B3 Darryl Evans 32 points B3 32 Marilyn Evans (day 1)
Len Pettit (day 2)