2022 MidWest Regional Tournament


When a Blind or Visually Impaired person is introduced to competitive golf, barriers disappear.


Our Members journeys fuel our mission.


Our Jr Golf clinics and lessons leave a lasting imprint.


Membership provides Blind & Visually Impaired golfers to complete with others in the same sight categories.


Since 1953 the USBGA has served the Blind & Visually Impaired community


we strive to grow the sport by offering clinics to blind and visually impaired people and teach them the sport of blind golf.


A very special THANK YOU to our Sponsors & volunteers who helped make this a very special and successful Second Midwest Regional Open Blind Golf Tournament!  Thank You For Both Your Financial and Volunteer Support.  

July 17-19, 2022 Fergus Falls, MN


  • American Legion Post # 489,  Underwood, MN
  • Arvig,  Perham, MN
  • Bell Bank,    Fergus Falls, MN
  • Birak Shriners Club,   Fergus Falls, MN
  • Braun Vending,  Fergus Falls, MN
  • Chilson Jewelers,   Cambridge, MN
  • Edward Jones,  Justin Arneson Fergus Falls, MN
  • Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce – Lisa Workman President and Emily Frustol Communications Coordinator for outstanding media coverage
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles # 2368,  Thief River Falls, MN
  • Gibbon Farm and Ranch,  Milnor, ND
  • J & M Printing,   Gwinner, ND
  • Nelson Auto Center,  Fergus Falls, MN
  • Otter Tail Lions Club,     Otter Tail, MN
  • Parkers Prairie Lions Club,   Parkers Prairie, MN
  • Park Region Telephone Company,   Underwood, MN
  • Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer, & Kershner Law Firm,  Fergus Falls, MN
  • Service Food Market,   Fergus Falls, MN
  • West Central Initiative,   Fergus Falls, MN
  • Underwood Lions,   Underwood, MN
  • Ottertail Lions Club,   Ottertail, MN

Thanks To Our  Awesome Volunteers!!

  • Fergus Falls High School Boys Golf Team as Scorekeepers
  • Golf Coach Matt McGovern
  • Elbow Lake Lions
  • Riverside Lions
  • Underwood Lions
  • Pebble Lake Golf Course Volunteers
  • Sr. Perspective Publication Newspaper    Jim Arvidson

Special Thank You

  • Kevin Swenson, Golf Professional, and his staff at the Pebble Lake Golf Course, Fergus Falls who did an outstanding job to be the host golf course
  • Sierra, desk manager, and staff at Country Inn and Suites for their outstanding service
  • Chilson Jewelers for magnificent trophies
  • American Legion Post  # 30  Fergus Falls for out of this world ribs
  • Palmer’s Kitchen + Bar    Outstanding Pizza  and Staff
  • Jeff, Scott, Keith, and Perry as golf coaches
  • Janet, Alissa, Cody, Rick and Coleen helpers for Picnic Supper
  • Cody and Daniel who are our son in law and son as scorekeepers
  • Cheer staff: our granddaughters Avery and Emmylou

Letter to the Editor of the Fergus Falls Daily Journal


A huge thank you from the United States Blind Golf Association (USBGA) to the Fergus Falls community for both financial support and volunteer support for the Second Midwest Regional Open Blind Golf Tournament. It was held at the Pebble Lake Golf Course July 17-19.  We had twelve blind golfers from around the United States. We had a 90 year old golfer with his guide dog here at the tournament again this year.


The mission of the United States Blind Golf Association (USBGA) is to improve the lives of blind or visually impaired adults and children through the worldwide game of golf. We had two new golfers from North Dakota and Texas play in their first blind golf tournament. This event celebrated the 76th anniversary of the USBGA.


Our financial sponsors were: American Legion Post #489 Underwood, Arvig Perham, Birak Shriners Club Fergus Falls, Braun Vending Fergus Falls, Chilson Jewelers Cambridge, Edward Jones Justin Arneson Fergus Falls, Fergus Falls Optometric Center Fergus Falls, Fraternal Order of Eagles #2368 Thief River Falls, Gibbon Farm and Ranch Milnor, North Dakota, J & M Printing, Gwinner, North Dakota, Nelson Auto Center Fergus Falls, Otter Tail Lions Club, Parker Prairie Lions Club, Park Region Telephone Underwood, Pemberton Law Fergus Falls, Service Food Market Fergus Falls, West Central Initiative Fergus Falls, and Underwood Lions Club.


Special thanks to Kevin Swenson and his staff at Pebble Lake Golf Course who welcomed the blind golfers and their coaches with warmth and an excellent groomed golf course. An awesome group of volunteer scorekeepers from both Pebble Lake Golf Course and the Fergus Falls boys golf team under the direction of Matt McGovern their golf coach.


We had second year volunteers from the Riverside Lions, Elbow Lake Lions, and the Underwood Lions. They helped with airport transportation for our blind golfers and coaches, dog sitter for a guide dog so his master could play golf, and organizing welcome treat bags.


Another set of special thanks to the desk manager, Sierra, and her staff at the Country Inn & Suites  for quality accommodations and personal service to our blind golfers and coaches. For the second year, a fabulous rib dinner from the Fergus Falls American Legion Post #30 and their manager Mary and staff. A wonderful meal by Palmer’s Kitchen and Grill at the Pebble Lake Golf Course with thanks to Josie, Amber and their staff.

Thank you to Leighton Broadcasting “Chamber on the Air Show” and Lisa Workman from the Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce and Park Region Television“ Find It In Fergus Falls “and  Emily Frustol for promoting our Second Midwest Regional Open Blind Golf Tournament.


Finally, a special thank you to Jim Arvidson and Carol Stender both from Sr. Perspective who promoted our event.


For further information about blind gold, go to usblindgolf.com


group photo of players and coaches outside

Event Photos