Playing 18 with a Blind Golfer is Both an Inspiration and a Great Lesson in Gratitude
11.05.2019 - By GOLF SMARTER
714: When was the last time you hit balls at range with your eyes closed? It’s an amazing opportunity to learn more about what some coaches call “awareness”, being able to truly feel your body as you swing the golf club. Now do that out on the course. That’s what it’s like for blind golfers! In this episode, Golf Smarter listener, Bob Banks, who has been legally blind for four years, and host Fred Greene play 18 holes at Hiddenbrooke Golf Course in Vallejo, CA. You’ll hear how Bob and Bob’s friend/guide/coach Jerry, navigate driving, chipping, and putting through a challenging course. You’ll also learn more about how Bob lost his vision, his initial reaction, and how he learned about and became part of the Blind Golf community. Bob challenges us all to close our eyes the next time we're practicing and see what we learn. For more, check out usblindgolf.com Check out the video from this round and watch how Bob and and his friend/coach/guide Jerry work together so that Bob can play blind golf successfully on our GolfSmarterTV channel at https://youtu.be/QdBK3lIs0aU Our next giveaway is a Full Access Pass to the Gravity Golf Challenge, courtesy of GravityGolf.com, valued at $500! Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is December 1, 2019 Midnight PDT. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, we speak to author/English Professor/golf coach Jame Ragonnet on his book “Golf's Three Noble”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.