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England and Wales Blind Golf survey

England and Wales Blind Golf [EWBG] are currently undertaking a large scale survey to communicate with local blind and partially sighted people in Wales. They aim to raise the profile of the charity, who support blind and vision impaired people to take up or continue playing golf.

Currently, out of approximately 50 active members, there are only 3 active Welsh members playing regularly within the EWBG events. They would therefore like to find out why the numbers taking part in regular golf are so low. With the help of several specialist organisations within Wales they are looking to communicate with potential future members to encourage participation in the wonderful sport of golf.

Often the main two issues preventing people playing golf after sight loss are: Finding a sighted volunteer guide in the locality to assist with travelling and playing golf, and financial reasons, including cost of equipment and playing at a golf course. In many instances, EWBG can help with some initial funding to help with set up costs, and they are working with Wales Golf Affiliated Clubs to find sighted guides together with reducing costs for people with sight loss.

EWBG are keen to understand the barriers preventing people with sight loss from playing golf by completing a short survey. All responses returned will be put into a draw for a £25 voucher for a local or national store of your choice.

To take part, please call Geoff Morris on 01594 845900 or email geoff.morris123@btinternet.com to request a call back. If your call is unanswered, please leave your name and contact number and Geoff will call you back within 48 hours.

You can find out more about England and Wales Blind Golf in a report on the BBC website.


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