2021 MABGA Junior Golf Schedule

Revised 04/10/2021

We’re a co-ed golf organization for boys and girls age 7-21 who are blind or visually impaired. All skill levels are welcome, and our clinics and outings are free!

Sponsored by The Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association, we provide each player with a PGA teacher who will give lessons at a golf course near players’ houses. We will also provide golf clubs, golf balls, and a golf bag. If you have the determination, we can teach you how to play golf! Transportation to the lessons is not included.

If you are interest in learning to play golf, like to have fun and would like more information, please contact Michael Molloy at 215-579-7266 or 215-499-0599 (cell), or junior-golf@mabga.org.

Do not forget to call us to reserve a spot!

Please read the article on junior blind golfer John Paul Corman at www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/health/2017/03/31/donors-help-barrington-boy-gain-sight/99822226 or on our Newsletter Articles page.

2021 Junior Blind Golf Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be taking precautions and asking everyone to be mindful about social distancing, limiting personal close contact with other golfers and to wear a mask when in public. We will also coordinate with the courses to arrange for lunches in the safest manor possible. Those precautions will look different depending on what guidelines the courses has implemented at their facilities. At this time, coaches will consist of the junior golfer’s parents.

These are the outings we currently have scheduled for the 2021 season:

Saturday, 4/10 11:00 AM Makefield Highlands
Saturday, 5/8 3:00 PM Five Ponds

Update on Junior Golf Course on the grounds at New York Institute for Special Education

By NORMAN KRITZ, PAST JUNIOR MABGA CHAIRMAN.
November 22, 2020

This school for blind children is in the Bronx, NY. Two years ago they responded to the request to build a pitch and putt golf course on their campus. It took all that time to get where we are in November 2020.

As of today they have synthetic teeing areas for seven holes and a synthetic practice putting green with standard holes (4 1/4 inches). There is room for seven greens. The holes will be 8 inches. TWO Of the holes are wheelchair accessible. One of the holes has a SAND trap with a burm and one of the holes has a big rock in the middle of the green.

Fifteen years ago we had a junior member who was seven at the time (Kirk Brouwer). He has since graduated from Fordham University. his father Ken and a building contractor Dominic Parisi and I met at the school along with the executive director of the school (Bernadette Kappen). It has been a long hard road but we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. As you read this, the rest of the course is being built. Depending on the weather is when it will be finished.

The director of the Philadelphia Section PGA Geoff Surrette introduced me to the director of the NY Metropolitan Section PGA(Jeff Voorhees) and he contributed the labor and materials needed for the course. This included a real lawn mower (cuts greens) and the rest of the hardware needed.

I was lucky to have my son and our own Paris drive me to the Bronx, it is a 6 hour round trip. This was a labor of love and pictures will be forthcoming.