Date: November 07, 2013
Author: Blind Golf Australia

Burrows wins Australian Blind Golf Open

Doug Burrows from Western Australia won the 2013 Blind Golf Australian Open Championship which was played at Collier Park Golf Club in Perth on 29-30 October. Doug who is a B3 player on a handicap of 35, with his caddie Chris Roberts, had a combined net score of 124 for the two-day event on the par 72 Pines-Island course. Runner-up was the ever popular Suzie Westwood (B2 54 handicap) also from WA with a combined net score of 130. Twenty-two players from Australia and one international visitor participated in the event. The inaugural Western Australian Masters was played at Collier Park GC as a stableford event on the Monday prior to the Open Championship. It was won by one of the most popular golfers from Japan, Takakazu Takahashi scoring 41 points with his caddie Shiro Yamazaki. Takahashi is a B2 golfer on a handicap of 45. Blind golf has 3 sight categories; B1, B2 and B3 depending on how much sight a player has. B1 players are totally blind. Anyone wishing to learn more about either playing blind golf or caddying for a blind golfer may contact Gary McInnes via Blind Golf Australia website or see