Gerry Kelly, 75, with the help of his wife hit his first hole in one – after 36 years of trying! Gerry, a member of the Troon Welbeck club was playing Grampian Blind Golf Classic at Montrose course. Gerry’s wife, Mary, acts as his caddy and guide.
His hole in one has odds of an estimated 12,500-1 for a fully-sighted golfer.
Gerry’s was inspired to play golf was Pat Browne Jr who lost his sight in a car accident in 1966, is the most successful blind golfer ever and was the first to record a hole-in-one. Gerry is the fourth blind golfer to hit a hole in one!
ENGLAND & WALES BLIND GOLF is a registered Charity, formed in 1982, with the principle aim of providing registered blind people with the opportunity to participate and compete in the great game of golf.
Blind Golf is played strictly to the Royal & Ancient Rules of Golf with the exception that players are allowed to ground their club in a hazard.
You can learn more about the Blind Golf Society by visiting http://www.blindgolf.co.uk/.