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ISPS HANDA's support for golf stems from a firm belief in the "power of sport". Sport has a unique ability to create hope, to break down educational and cultural barriers and to inspire people in a way very little else does. Sport brings people together and unites communities around the world.

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2018 ISPS Handa U.S. Open Blind Golf Championship

April 5 - 8, 2018
8th Annual AZ Regional

Green Valley, Arizona
Haven Golf Course
Hosted by Dick and Sharon Pomo
Open to International and USBGA members
36-hole Competition

Tournament Infrormation & Entry Form

The 2018 ISPS Handa Arizona Open Blind Golf Tournament will be held in Green Valley Arizona April 5th thru April 8th at the Haven Golf Course. We will be sending out the application and tournament itinerary in early August. We just wanted to give you a heads up so that you can put the dates on your calendar.

Green Valley Arizona in April has many things to offer not the least of which is sunny and warm weather. Our committee is excited to put on another tournament and plans to make this the best one yet. We hope that old and new friends will join us. 

Haven Golf Course

Built along the Santa Cruz River, Haven Golf Course offers scenic views of the Santa Rita Mountains. Built in 1967, it is Green Valley’s oldest golf course and the only course in the area where walking is allowed. The landscape is covered with mature pines, palms, and eucalyptus trees

Par: 72; Rating: 69.2/117  


2017 ISPS Handa U.S. Open Blind Golf Championship

April 6 - 9, 2017
7th Annual AZ Regional

Green Valley, Arizona
Torres Blanca Golf Club
Hosted by Dick and Sharon Pomo
Meet the golfers
Category Golfer Country
Stroke Play    
B1- Champion Mario Tobia USA
B1 - Second Place Jim Baker USA
B2 - Champion Bill Davis USA
B2 - Second Place Ty Thomson USA
B3 - Champion Art Beauregard USA
B3 - Second Place Tom Mirus & Scott Wilson USA
Men's Net Champion Paul McCormick Ireland
Woment Net Champion Jan Dinsdale USA
Stableford Play    
Champion Joe Furber Canada
Second Place Dan Dillon USA

2016 ISPS Handa U.S. Open Blind Golf Championship

April 16 -17, 2016
6th Annual AZ Regional

Green Valley, Arizona
Haven Golf Course
Hosted by Dick and Sharon Pomo
Open to International and USBGA members
36-hole Competition

The 2016 ISPS Handa US Open Blind Golf Championship was held at the Haven Golf Course in Green Valley Arizona April 16 and 17. Thirty-six blind and visually impaired golfers, representing five countries took part in the two day thirty-six hole competitive tournament.
According to Dick and Sharon Pomo tournament coordinators the tournament was a rousing success due to the participation of 67 local volunteers and the support from local businesses and civic organizations. The volunteers offered their services in areas ranging from scoring for an assigned golfer coach team, transportation, refreshment cart, guide dog care, banquette preparation and a number of additional areas.
The tournament concluded with an awards dinner at which 133 golfers, coaches and volunteers came together for fellowship and recognition of tournament winners. 

Trophy Name/Award Golfer Scores Country
B1 - First Place Zohar Sharon 88/89  178 Israel 
B1 - Second Place Tony Schiros 117/105  222 United States
B2 - First Place Derik Kibblewhite 80/83  163 Canada
B2 - Second Place Jeremy Poincenot 93/88  181 United States
B3 - First Place    Harry Hester 88/83  171 United States
B3 -  Second Place Scott Wilson 89/86  175 United States
 Women's Division      
First Place Linda Port 90/82  172 United States
Tied for Second Place Young-Hae Park 99/107  206 Korea
Tied for Second Place Dianne Wilson 107/99  206 United States
Net Winners      
First Place Paul McCormack 103/100  Adjusted 123 Ireland
Second Place Patrick Morgan 95/92  Adjusted 127 Ireland
Stableford Winners      
First Place Jeff Carrico 62 Points with 37 Over Quota United States
Second Place Dan Dillon 39 Points with 31 Over Quota United States


Previous - U.S. Open Championships, Arizona

2015 Arizona Regional Tournament

April 18-20, 2015
5th Annual AZ Regional

Green Valley, Arizona
Haven Golf Course
Hosted by Dick and Sharon Pomo’s

After another successful tournament, many thanks to the following sponsors for their support and enthusiasm.

Gibney Family Foundation 
Financial support for the past 4 years has been extraordinary.  Special thaks to grants committee chair Tracy Wasden.

Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, and Darla Espinoza in particular, for providing the beautiful trophies.
Green Valley Lions Club and its Treasurer Gary Hultman for four years of celebratory awards dinners that cap each wonderful event.  


2015 ISPS Handa U.S. Open Winners
Category Golfer Coach Country
B1 - Blind Champion Andrea Calcaterra Alejandro Alfonseca Italy
B1 - Blind Net Champion Mario Tobia Frank Hesson USA
B1 - Blind Net 2nd Place Ron Derry Jerry Rank  USA
B2 Champion Ty Thomson Doug Kaylor USA
B2 Net Champion Chan Cho Shin Ki Kim South Korea
B3 Champion Tom Marks Bob Marks USA
B3 - Net Champion Greg Hooper Alan Hooper USA
Women's Net Champion Jan Dinsdale David McVeigh Northern Ireland
Stableford Tony Shiros James Kaiser USA

2015 Arizona Regional Tournament News Stories:

"Going 'Fore' It:" Green Valley News 

"The Weekly Take: What a Hack! Sports Editor Gives Blind Golf a Try:"  Green Valley News

"Blindness No Handicap for These Golfers:" Tuscon.com


2014 Arizona Trophy Winners

Category Golfer      Coach    
B1 - Champion Brian MacLeod Kevin Lemmon
B1 - 2nd Place Ron Tomlinson  
B1 - Net Champion Jim Baker Kyle Seely
B2 - Champion Jeremy Poincenot Lionel Poincenot
B2 - 2nd Place Tie - Kevin Edwards  
  Tie - Jeff Estebo  
B2 - Net Champion Ty Thompson Doug Kaylor
B3 - Champion      Scott Wilson Vickie Wilson
B3 - 2nd Place George Thirkill  
B3 - Net Champion Greg Hooper Alan Hooper
Women - Net Winner Jan Dinsdale David McVeigh
Stableford Net Boyd Stewart Jackie Stewart

2014 Arizona Regional - Scores and Awards (Excel)


2013 Arizona Regional Tournament

April 20-22
3rd Annual Arizona Regional
Green Valley, Arizona
Hosted by Dick and Sharon Pomo’s


2013 Arizona Trophy Winners

B1 - Champion Brian MacLeod
B1 - 2nd Place Jim Baker
B2 - Champsion Ty Thompson
B2 - 2nd Place Kevin Edwards
B3 - Champion Scott Wilson
B3 - 2nd Place George Thirkill
Net Winner Millard Reed

2013 Arizona Regional Scores and Awards pdf


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