England and Wales Blind Golf

EWBG provides a lifeline to those who are otherwise alone, isolated from society, often dealing with serious mental health issues. EWBG has opened a door for this group of people who are blind or are severely sight impaired helping to rehabilitate them. Men, women and children are actively encouraged to participate. All are welcome.

Andy Gilford, secretary of the EWBG attributes the Charity to saving his life. Andy played golf as a junior with his friends who would assist him. Growing up, he struggled to come to terms with his condition and suffered with depression. Gilford learned about Blind Golf after watching the British Open on television and contacted EWBG.

Gilford’s wife Mel acts as his guide. Guides are essential to the success and survival of EWBG. The guides work with the golfers lining up their shots and directing their ball flight. Without guides the golfers would not be able to take to the course. ┬áThere is a shortage of guides because of a lack of public awareness and many golf clubs remain oblivious to the level of support needed to enable blind and severely sight impaired men, women and children to take up the game.