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Queensland Blind Golf member Jock Young tprepares to tee up with his father Jock Young at the 2022 Queensland Blind Golf Open held at Parkwood on the Gold Coast
Queensland Blind Golf member Jock Young prepares to tee off while his dad Jock Young calls out the required distance at the 2022 Queensland Blind Golf Open held at Parkwood on the Gold Coast.

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Blind Golf Queensland Open: Queensland’s Premier Blind Golf Event Returns for 2023


Blind Golf Queensland Open: Queensland’s Premier Blind Golf Event Returns for 2023

[BRISBANE], [JUNE 13] – Get ready for an exhilarating display of skill, determination, and inclusivity as the Blind Golf Queensland Open, Queensland’s premier annual blind golf event, returns for another thrilling year. Proudly organised by passionate blind golfers from Blind Golf Queensland, this highly anticipated tournament promises two action-packed days of golfing excellence, set to take place at the prestigious Parkwood International on the Gold Coast.

Mark your calendars for July 27 and 28, when the Blind Golf Queensland Open will kick off at 11 am, captivating spectators with extraordinary golfing performances on the same course that witnessed last year’s unforgettable event.

This year, the excitement reaches new heights with the introduction of thousands of dollars worth of prizes, making it the most rewarding Australian blind golf event to date. Prepare to be dazzled as Australia’s finest blind and low vision golfers showcase their remarkable talents on the greens.

As the official Queensland blind and low vision open event for 2023, the Blind Golf Queensland Open brings together golfers from across the region, creating a vibrant and electric atmosphere. With a range of vision impairments, these incredible athletes defy limitations and inspire others through their unwavering dedication and love for the sport. Their extraordinary feats will challenge perceptions and showcase the incredible achievements possible through determination and passion.

This year, the Blind Golf Queensland Open is honored to have the generous support of NDIS plan manager First2Care as its main sponsor. First2Care shares the vision of empowering individuals with disabilities, and their support has allowed the tournament to offer exceptional prizes and elevate the overall experience for all participants.

The tournament will feature multiple divisions, ensuring fair competition and opportunities for golfers of all skill levels. The stroke division will showcase precision and technique, open to players with a handicap below 18.5 as of July 1. For those with a handicap above 18.5, the stableford division will provide an exciting format that rewards performance on each hole. Additionally, the event will include a women’s category, a junior’s category, and a special senior’s category for golfers over 50 years old.

Registration is now open for the Blind Golf Queensland Open. To secure your spot in this extraordinary event, simply become a registered member of Blind Golf Queensland. Conveniently complete your club membership and event registration online at Blind Golf Qld’s website ( or through the World Blind Golf platform ( For the all-inclusive fee of $200, participants will enjoy buggy hire for both days, green fees, delectable lunch packs, a special welcome pack, and access to the post-game event at The Club at Parkwood International Golf Club, where tantalizing light food will be provided.

The Blind Golf Queensland Open is not just a tournament; it’s a celebration of the remarkable capabilities and achievements of individuals with vision impairments. Join us, the media representatives, and fellow spectators in witnessing the awe-inspiring talent on display and experiencing the extraordinary spirit of inclusion and resilience. This is your chance to be part of a truly unforgettable sporting occasion that showcases the joy of golf and the power of human determination.


About Blind Golf

Blind golf is a remarkable sport that allows blind and low vision individuals of all skill levels to embrace the transformative power of the game. By adapting the rules and introducing innovative techniques, blind golf opens up a world of possibilities for those with vision impairments to fully participate and enjoy the sport they love. Through tactile cues, auditory feedback, and the guidance of trusted sighted coaches or caddies, blind and low vision golfers navigate the course with precision, relying on their senses and deep understanding of the game.

Blind golf provides a unique opportunity for individuals to challenge themselves, pushing the boundaries of what is perceived as possible. It fosters a sense of empowerment, as golfers overcome obstacles and demonstrate their abilities, dispelling misconceptions about the limitations of vision impairment. The sport not only enhances physical fitness and coordination but also promotes mental resilience, focus, and strategic thinking.

Beyond the competitive aspect, blind golf offers a supportive and inclusive community where individuals can connect, share experiences, and form lasting friendships. It creates a space where blind and low vision golfers can come together, exchanging tips, techniques, and stories of triumph, further enriching their golfing journey. The camaraderie and sense of belonging fostered by blind golf is immeasurable, providing a network of support and encouragement for individuals facing similar challenges.

Blind golf events, such as the Blind Golf Queensland Open, serve as platforms for showcasing the exceptional talent and achievements of blind and low vision golfers. These events not only celebrate the participants’ dedication and skills but also raise awareness about the capabilities of individuals with vision impairments. Through their performances, blind and low vision golfers inspire others to pursue their passions and challenge societal perceptions, reinforcing the belief that with determination, anything is possible.

The Blind Golf Queensland Open exemplifies the inclusive spirit of blind golf, providing a welcoming environment for blind and low vision golfers of all skill levels to come together, compete, and appreciate the transformative benefits of the sport. It is a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit, demonstrating that vision impairment is not a barrier to achieving greatness on the golf course

For media inquiries, please contact Neil Herdegen, World Blind Golf, Australia, at +61423234843 or via email at


About Blind Golf Queensland Incorporated Association

Blind Golf Queensland Incorporated Association is a passionate community organization dedicated to promoting blind and low vision golf in Queensland, Australia. Through their annual Blind Golf Queensland Open, they provide blind and low vision individuals with opportunities to participate, compete, and foster a sense of camaraderie.


About World Blind Golf

World Blind Golf, an Australian volunteer-based charity, is committed to promoting blind and low vision golf on a global scale. They champion the rights and abilities of blind and low vision golfers, fostering inclusivity and integration within the sport.


About First2Care

First2Care is a trusted National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan manager that supports individuals and their families in navigating the intricacies of the NDIS. They provide personalized and efficient plan management services, ensuring participants receive the necessary support to achieve their goals.

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2023 Queensland Blind Open

Parkwood Village Golf Club
76-122 Napper Rd, Parkwood, Qld, Australia

Experience the thrill of blind golf at the 2023 Queensland Blind Open! Join blind and low vision golfers from all walks of life at this inclusive event. Compete, connect, and celebrate the power of the human spirit. Register now for an unforgettable tournament on the Gold Coast


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