It’s time for the annual shake off the rust for a group of visually impaired golfers in Saskatoon as they get ready for the upcoming golf season.
That’s according to the executive director for the Saskatchewan Blind Sports Association.
The association has been around since 1950.
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Khanna said there has recently been a lull in terms of popularity with its sports and the public, but that has started to change.
“I feel the people are getting away from it, but it is surging up again,” Khanna said. “I feel millennials are really helpful these days.”
The association also consists of curling, bowling, paddling, and goalball.
Judy Ursulan, 68, has been playing blind golf for over 30 years, but said it’s an activity she didn’t want to participate in at first.
She said there is always room for more blind golfers and everybody has a chance to play in westerns, provincials, and nationals.
She added it’s important to have to a good coach somebody you know well.
And anybody who is thinking of joining will get a pep talk of sorts from Ursulan herself, she said.
“I will talk to them about what it pertains, and how to get involved and what we do to get people going,” she said. “If they are interested in golfing, once you get into it and get a year or two under your belt, you’re hooked.”
Now, the three-time national medalist is preparing for westerns and provincials which takes place in southern B.C. in July.