Date: May 10, 2011

Ellis wins Australian Blind Golf Stableford

Courtesy: Blind Golf Australia Blind Golf Australia conducted its 2011 Australian Stableford Championship over 36 holes at the Adelaide Shores Golf Club on 5 & 6 May, 2011. Seventeen players took part with entrants coming from NSW, QLD, SA, WA and VIC. Blind golf has 3 sight categories; B1, B2 and B3 depending on the player s vision capabilities. B1 players are totally blind. Victorian Jeff Ellis (B3), with his wife Maureen as caddie, played very consistent golf scoring 43 and 40 points over the two-day event to win the 2011 Championship. Mr Doug Sloan, Tournament Director and Blind Golf Australia Vice-President hosted the presentation of trophies. Ms Margaret Brown from The Royal Society for the Blind in Adelaide assisted in the presentation of trophies, and thanked the RSB s three Recreation and Leisure Officers, the Adelaide Shores Golf Club and staff, and the representatives from Blind Golf Australia for their support throughout the event. She also thanked the wonderful participants and their caddies for supporting the national event. RESULTS 2011 AUSTRALIAN STABLEFORD CHAMPION WINNER: Jeff Ellis (Vic) 83 points B1 CLASSIFICATION WINNER: David Blyth (Vic) 68 points B2 CLASSIFICATION WINNER: Brian Gear (Vic) 66 points B3 CLASSIFICATION WINNER: David Wheatley (Vic.) 74 points NEAREST THE PINS Jenny Abela (NSW) 2 holes Diana Thistleton (SA) Kay Hancock (Vic.) LONGEST DRIVES David Wheatley (Vic.) Jenny Abela (NSW)