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78th National Championship

Sept. 15-19 2024

Waterchase Golf Club

Ft. Worth, TX

Entry Fee:  $250 

Hosted by Charlie Adams

Information Summary

Enter & Pay here

Entry deadline is 8/1/24

This will be a WR4GD Counting Event


National Tournament Champions

The United States Blind Golf Association as been in existence since 1946.
Below is a list of the National Championship winners.

National Tournament Champions
YearChampions (Category)        CoachLocationGolf Course

Pat Browne Jr. B-1- Mario Tobia
B-2 – Tyler Cashman
B-3 – Will Pease
B1 McMahon Stableford – Chip Arbogast
B2/B3 Vision Impaired Stableford – Phil Hubbard
Ladies Division – Amanda Cunha
 Super Senior – John Casolo

full list of all winners

list of all scores

Joe Casey
George Cashman
Nick Pease
Chuck Armin
Patty  Angel
Larry Cunha
David Mouton


St. Augustine, FLSlammer & Squire

Pat Browne Jr. B-1- Mario Tobia
B-2 – Jeremy Poincenot
B-3 – Tommy Marks
B1 McMahon Stableford – Dick Pomo
B2 Vision Impaired Stableford – Orlando Ramirez
B3 Vision Impaired Stableford – Quentin Roberts
Ladies Division – Amanda Cunha
Joe Lazaro Most Improved – Tom Sullivan
Visual Impaired Most Improved – Britton Munoz
Team Spirit – Super Senior – Millard Reed

(full list of all winners)

Joe Casey
Lionel Poincenot
John Whitenight
Jeff Roeder
Wendy Ramirez
Michael Roberts
Larry Cunha
Laird Small
Eric Fox
Jay Carter


Sacramento, CAHaggin Oaks Golf Complex

Pat Browne Jr. B-1- Chad Nesmith
B-2 – Paul McCormack
B-3 – Harry Hester
Senior – Larry Rhinehart
B1 McMahon Stableford – Tony Schiros
Vision Impaird Stableford – Orlando Ramirez
Visual Impaired Most Improved – Bob Banks

(full list of all winners)

( player scoresheet )

Lisa Bernard
Luke Waters
Jim Stanhope
Carol Rhinehart
Robbie Robinson
Wendy Ramirez
Jerry Shaman


Orlando, FLOmnio Orlando Resourt at Championsgate
2020All Tournaments cancelled due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic   

B-1- Jake Olson
B-2 – Jeremy Poincenot
B-3 – Art Beauregard
Senior – Larry Rhinehart
Stableford – Sheila Drummond

Ladies Division:

Linda Port (low gross Champion)

Diane Wilson (low Net)

(full list of all winners)

Brian Olson
Leo Poincenot
Art Beauregard
Carol Rhinehart
Keith DrummondLadies Coaches

Fred Port

Vicki Wilson

Las Vegas NVLas Vegas Golf Club

B-1- Chad NeSmith
B-2 – Jeremy Poincenot
B-3 – Tom Marks
Senior – Harry Hester
Stableford – Millard Reed

Ladies Division:

Linda Port
Diane Wilson
Sheila Drummond (Stableford)

(full list of all winners)

Andy Church
Lionell Poincenot
Bob Marks
Randy Nutt
Jay CarterLadies Coaches

Fred Port
Byron Wilson
Keith Drummondn

OldHicory, TNHermitage Golf Course
2017B-1- Chad NeSmith
B-2 – Jeremy Poincenot
B-3 – Tom Marks
Andy Church
Lionell Poincenot
Chris Walzer
Palm Harbor, FLInnisbrook Resort and Golf Club

B-1- Chad NeSmith
B-2 – Jeremy Poincenot
B-3 – Tom Marks
(full list of winners)

Andy Church
Lionel Poincenot
Bob Marks

Sarasota, FLPalm Aire Country Club

B-1- Mario Tobia
B-2 – Ty Thompson
B-3 – Tom Marks

Frank Hesson
Doug Kaylor
Bob Marks
Marietta, GACity Club Marietta

B-1- Mario Tobia
B-2 – Jeremy Poincenot
B-3 – Linda Port
(full list of winners)

Frank Hesson
Lionel Poincenot
Fred Port
Exeter, RIExeter Country Club
2013B-1- David Meador
B-2 – Jeremy Poincenot
B-3 – Ron Plath
Women – Chiara Giacosa
(full list of winners)
(scoring details)
Everett Davis
Lionel Poincenot
Regi Christensen
Oregon City, ORStone Creek Golf Course

B-1- David Meador
B-2 – Jeremy Poincenot
B-3 – Michael Mckone
(scoring details)
NOTE: Abrieviated to 27 holes

due to weather. Stableford scoring only

Everett Davis
Lionel Poincenot
Ed Hewitt
Oceanside, NYMieele Bay Country Club

B-1 – David Meador
B-2 – Jeremy Poincenot
B-3 – Mike McKone

Everett Davis
Lionel Poincenot
Marc St. Martin
Columbus, GAMaple Ridge GC & Green Island

B-1 – Bob Andrews
B-2 – Ty Thompson
B-3 – William Pease

Joe McCourt
Marty Jensen
Maurice Pease
Edgemont, PAEdgmont CC

B-1 – Bob Andrews
B-2 – Bruce Hooper
B-3 – Bill Pease

Joe McCourt
Judy Hooper
Maurice Pease
San Antonio, TXBrackenridge GC

Sr. B-1 – George Pilz
B-1 – Phil Blackwell
B-2 – Bruce Hooper
B-3 – Ron Plath

John Lucus
Sybil Blackwell
Judy Hooper
Regi Christensen
Robinsonville, MSRiver Bend GC
2007Sr. B-1 – Joe Lazaro
B-1 – Jim Baker
B-2 – Bruce Hooper
B-3 – Ron Plath0
Dick Roche
Kyle Seeley
Judy Hooper
Regi Christensen
Edgemont, PA      Edgemont CC
2006B-1 – Phil Blackwell
B-2 – Bruce Hooper
B-3 – Bob Plath
Earl Meece
Judy Hooper
Ace Plath
Oregon City, OR  Stone Creek GC

B-1 – Pat Browne, Jr
B-2 – Bob Spencer
B-3 – Ron Plath

Patrick Browne
Patti Spencer
Ace Plath 
Raleigh, NC          Wildwood Green GC

B-1 – Angela O’Rourke
B-2 – Buddy Frazier
B-3 – Ron Plath

Judy Schafer
Bob Farnum
Ace Plath
Ft. Lauderdale, FLBonaventure CC
2003Phil BlackwellRon TurnagePortland, OR OGA Members CC
2002Phil BlackwellRon Turnage Dallas, TX  Trophy Club CC
2001Jim BakerKyle Seeley Greensboro, NCSedgefield CC
2000Keith MelickJean MelickZellwood, FLZellwood Station GC
1999 – 1943
1999Pat Browne, JrDavid ClarkOrlando, FLKeene’s Pointe GC
1998Keith Melick (tied)
Jim Baker (tioed_
Jean Melick
Kyle Seeley
Orlando, FLOrange County GC
1997Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseOrlando, FLLake Buena Vista GC
1996Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseOrlando, FLLake Buena Vista GC
1995Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseOrlando, FLLake Buena Vista GC
1994Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseOrlando, FLLake Buena Vista GC
1993Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseOrlando, FLLake Buena Vista GC
1992Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseOrlando, FLLake Buena Vista GC
1991Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseOrlando, FLLake Buena Vista GC
1990Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseOrlando, FLLake Buena Vista GC
1989Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseAu Clair, WI  
1988Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseCoral Springs, FLBroken Woods CC
1987Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseGreensboro, NCStarmount Forest
1986Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseNew Orleans, LA                New Orleans CC
1985Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseLos Angeles, CARiviera CC
1984Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BaroussePittsburgh, PA     Fox Chapel CC
1983Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseCleveland, OH    Acacia CC
1982Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseGreensboro, NCBryan Municipal
1981Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseCleveland, OH    Acacia CC
1980Pat Browne, Jr. Gerry BarousseNew Orleans, LANew Orleans Ctarmount Forest CC
1979Pat Browne, Jr.Gerry BaroussePittsburgh, PA      Fox Chapel CC
1978Pat Browne, Jr.Gerry BarousseCanton, OHPrestwick CC
1977Dave MeadorStuart SmithAkron, OH  Firestone CC
1976Jeff Jankot Bob Bernier Nashville, TN Hillwood CC
1975Pat Browne, JrHenry SarpyToledo, OHBelmont CC
1974Joe LazaroMike MeehanConcord, MANashawtuc CC
1973Joe LazaroSteve MartiniNew Orleans, LANew Orleans CC
1972Jim Daniel Kennith “sparky”Russell BartonGreensboro, NCStarmount Forest CC
1971Joe LazaroSteve Martini Houston, TXH & H Guest Ranch
1970Charley BoswellBo Russell Greensboro, NCStarmount Forest CC
1969Joe LazaroJohn CallahanChattanooga, TN 
1968Joe LazaroJohn CallahanConcord, MANashawtuc CC

Joe Lazaro (tied)
Jim Daniel (tied)

John CallahanNorfolk, VALake Wright GC
1966Charley BoswellBo Russell Norfolk, VA Stumpy Lakes GC
1965Charley BoswellBo Russell Montgomery, ALMontgomery CC
1964Joe LazaroSteve MartiniSt. Petersburg, FL  
1963Claude PattemoreClair ChinneryWhite Plains, NYWestchester CC
1962Joe LazaroBob JennetteAtlanta, GA 
1961Charley BoswellBo RussellCleveland, OHTamarac CC
1960Charley BoswellBo RussellBar Harbor, MEKebo Valley CC
1959Charley BoswellBo Russell Philadelphia, PAWarrington CC
1958Charley BoswellBo Russell St. Petersburg, FLPasadena GC
1957Charley BoswellBo Russell Birmingham, ALVestavia CC
1956Charley BoswellBo Russell Chicago, IL Navajo Hills CC
1955Charley BoswellBo Russell Philadelphia, PAGreen Valley CC
1954No Champion declared due to 2 major hurricanes to hit the East Coast.  Hurricanes Carol and Linda decimated the area and the National Championship was cancelled that year.
1953Charley BoswellGrant Thomas Birmingham, ALCharley Boswell GC
1952Charley BoswellGrant Thomas Detroit, MIDearborn CC
1951Charley BoswellGrant Thomas Norristown, PAPlymouth CC
1950Charley BoswellGrant ThomasAugusta, ME Augusta CC
1949Charley BoswellGrant ThomasNorristown, PAPlymouth CC
1948Clint Russell Grant – ThomasSan Antonio, TXBrackenridge Park GC
1947Charley BoswellGrant ThomasDuluth, MNNorthland CC
1946Clint RussellGrant ThomasInglewood, CAInglewood CC

Note:  Three division titles began in 2004 with B-1, B-2, and B-3

Before that only B-1 totally blind members were the National Blind Golf Champion

Past National Champions 2011 – 1946 (pdf)                                           

77th National Championship

Sept. 25-29. 2023

Slammer & Squire
World Golf Village

St. Augustine, FL

Hosted by Bill Pease

Photos & more on the tournament page!



76th National Championship

Oct. 24-26 2022

Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Sacramento, CA

Entry Fee:  $200 *

Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo


Hosted by Bob Banks


Visit the photo gallery from this event!



75th National Championships

group photo showing all players and coaches for the 2021 National Championship

The 75th Annual National Championship was a great success!  A tremendous venue and golf course with excellent weather!  Be sure to read the Program of Events and a letter from the PGA for details of this fun event!

Be sure to checkout some of the great photos & stories of this event below!