Junior Golf Program

Revised 03/20/2024

We’re a co-ed golf organization for boys and girls age 7-21 who are blind or visually impaired. All skill levels are welcome, and our clinics and outings are free!

Sponsored by The Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association, we provide each player with a PGA teacher who will give lessons at a golf course near players’ homes. We will also provide golf clubs, golf balls, and a golf bag. If you have the determination, we can teach you how to play golf! Transportation to the lessons is not included.

If you are interest in learning to play golf, like to have fun and would like more information, please contact Michael Molloy at 215-499-0599 or junior-golf@mabga.org.

Do not forget to call us to reserve a spot!

Please read the article on junior blind golfer John Paul Corman on our News Articles page.

2024 Junior Blind Golf Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be taking precautions and asking everyone to be mindful about social distancing, limiting personal close contact with other golfers and to wear a mask when in public. We will also coordinate with the courses to arrange for lunches in the safest manor possible. Those precautions will look different depending on what guidelines the courses has implemented at their facilities.

These are the outings we currently have scheduled for the 2024 season (all outings include food afterwards):

Saturday, 3/30 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Golden Pheasant Golf Club
Saturday, 4/13 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM The Mad Golfer
Saturday, 5/? TBD Valley View Golf
Saturday, 6/22 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Five Ponds Golf Club
Saturday, 7/13 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Merchantville Country Club
Saturday, 8/31 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Radnor Valley Country Club
Saturday, 9/21 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM The Mad Golfer
Saturday, 10/12 TBD Overbrook Golf Club

Update on Junior Golf Course on the grounds at New York Institute for Special Education

November 22, 2020

This school for blind children is in the Bronx, NY. Two years ago they responded to the request to build a pitch and putt golf course on their campus. It took all that time to get where we are in November 2020.

As of today they have synthetic teeing areas for seven holes and a synthetic practice putting green with standard holes (4 1/4 inches). There is room for seven greens. The holes will be 8 inches. TWO Of the holes are wheelchair accessible. One of the holes has a SAND trap with a burm and one of the holes has a big rock in the middle of the green.

Fifteen years ago we had a junior member who was seven at the time (Kirk Brouwer). He has since graduated from Fordham University. his father Ken and a building contractor Dominic Parisi and I met at the school along with the executive director of the school (Bernadette Kappen). It has been a long hard road but we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. As you read this, the rest of the course is being built. Depending on the weather is when it will be finished.

The director of the Philadelphia Section PGA Geoff Surrette introduced me to the director of the NY Metropolitan Section PGA(Jeff Voorhees) and he contributed the labor and materials needed for the course. This included a real lawn mower (cuts greens) and the rest of the hardware needed.

I was lucky to have my son and our own Paris drive me to the Bronx, it is a 6 hour round trip. This was a labor of love and pictures will be forthcoming.