WA Blind Golf Championship winners

The Western Australian Blind Golf Association welcomed 14 golfers, half from the eastern states to the WABGA Blind Golf Open Championship which took place at Collier Park on the 15th and 16th October 2015.
In a spirit of tremendous camaraderie the competition was hotly contested. Stephen Mitchell from NSW was the overall winner on 78 points ably assisted by his caddy from the WABGA, Chris Roberts. Deanna Minciullo was runner up with caddying by Clarrie Minciullo.

John White awarding the WABGA Open trophy to winning golfer Stephen Mitchell and caddy Chris Roberts

David Blyth from Victoria with caddy Garry McInnes won the B1 category; Alan Rustand from WA with his caddy James O’Hanlon did the honours for the B2 golfers; and the B3 category was won by Doug Burrows. Both Doug’s wife and daughter caddied for him across the two days of competition.

Earlier in the week 10 golfers had warmed up for the WABGA Blind Golf Open by playing two days of competition for the WA Ron Anderson Masters Trophy. This was won by Deanna Minciullo caddied by Clarrie Minciullo from WA.
Ross Thompson, outgoing President of the WABGA said that both the Championship and Masters had shown the true spirit of Blind Golf with some excellent golf played in a spirit of friendly rivalry. ‘We were delighted that we had such a strong field, and thank all those who came over from Victoria and New South Wales to play’.

Ron Anderson awarding the WA Masters trophy to Deanna Minciullo assisted by caddy Clarrie Minciullo

VIP guests were very welcome at the prize ceremony including John White, Dr Handa’s representative and Debra Barnes, Executive Manager, Operations of VisAbility. Also present were Doug Sloan, President of Blind Golf Australia and David Blyth Chair of Blind Sports Australia. All players and caddies had the chance to socialise over a drink and refreshments as a fitting end to a highly successful tournament.

Full results are shown on the How can I play? page.

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