Past Tournament Summaries

Page updated Sunday, February 05, 2017

 

2005 Champions 2006 Champions 2007 Champions 2008 Champions 2009 Champions

2010 McCulloch Memorial Ryder Cup

2011 Champions   2012 Champions   2013 Champions   2014 Champions   2015 Champions   2016 Champions

 

Thank you for visiting the summary page of the past champions who have journeyed to Ohio from across the United States and Canada to compete in the McCulloch Memorial Championships, the Match Play Championships of American Blind Golf.  The following individuals have triumphed over the top Blind & Visually Impaired Golfers in North America.  From 2005 through 2009 the competition featured the top golfers from each country competing, in a match play format for individual titles in each respective sight category.  In 2010 the competition featured the top 10 from each country that competed in a team competition for the Ryder Cup of Blind/Visually Impaired Golf, The McCulloch Memorial Cup.  Our hope is that the competition will alternate between Canada and the US to host the tournament for many years to come!  In 2011 the tournament returned to the match-play format.


2005

The inaugural match play event hosted by the Rittman Lions was contested at Ridge Top Golf Course.  The results were as follows:

 

B1 Division (Totally Blind)

Waving flag of Canada

Player Brian MacLeod

Coach Andy Crow

Runner up Brad Eaton

  

B2 Division (5% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Mark Arnold

Coach Michael Schmock

Runner up Dennis McCulloch

  

B3 Division (10% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Bruce Hooper

Coach Judy Hooper

Runner up Ron Plath


2006

In 2006 the tournament was moved to Westfield Country Club.  The results were as follows:

B1 Division (Totally Blind)

Waving flag of Canada

Player Brian MacLeod

Coach Steve Donaldson

Runner up Phil Blackwell

  

B2 Division (5% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Bruce Hooper

Coach Judy Hooper

Runner up Mark Arnold

  

B3 Division (10% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Charles Adams

Coach Craig Archer

Runner up Jean-Yves Vigneault


2007

In 2007 the tournament was once again held at Westfield Country Club.  The results were as follows:

B1 Division (Totally Blind)

Waving USA flag

Player Brad Eaton

Coach David Schuettner

Runner up Brian MacLeod

  

B2 Division (5% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Bruce Hooper

Coach Judy Hooper

Runner up Doug Keathley

  

B3 Division (10% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Charles Adams

Coach Craig Archer

Runner up Jean-Yves Vigneault


2008

The 2008 event was once again contested at Westfield Country Club.  The results were as follows:

B1 Division (Totally Blind)

Waving USA flag

Player Phil Blackwell

Coach Earl Meece

Runner up Brian MacLeod

  

B2 Division (5% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Kevin Edwards

Coach Anna Edwards

Runner up Bruce Hooper

  

B3 Division (10% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Charles Adams

Coach Todd Mohler

Runner up Jeff Haberern


2009

In 2009 the tournament returned to where it all began.  The results were as follows:

B1 Division (Totally Blind)

Waving flag of Canada

Player Brian MacLeod

Coach Steve Donaldson

Runner up Phil Blackwell

  

B2 Division (5% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Bruce Hooper

Coach Judy Hooper

Runner up Mark Arnold

  

B3 Division (10% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Barry Bonnell

Coach Danuta Majchrowitz

Runner up Charles Adams


2010

In 2010 the tournament hosted the inaugural McCulloch Memorial cup.  The detailed results can be found at:

McCulloch Memorial Cup

 

2011

IN 2011 the tournament moved to Barberton Brookside through an incredible invitation from owner and PGA Professional Joe Flogge.

B1 Division (Totally Blind)

Waving USA flag

Player Mario Tobia

Coach Matt Tobia

Runner up Brad Eaton

  

B2 Division (5% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Bruce Hooper

Coach Judy Hooper

Runner up Johanna Camarta

  

B3 Division (10% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Tim Jackson

Coach Carey Dean

Runner up Charles Adams


2012 

IN 2012 the tournament returned to RAWIGA Golf & Swim Club, the site of the first tournament hosted by American Blind Golf Co-Director Mark Arnold.  Head PGA Professional Bill Colianni, Assistant PGA Professional Michael Jaeger and their staff treated ABG Members and their guests like royalty.  RAWIGA will be the host of the ABG Match Play Championships for years to come!  They are the home course for ABG Ohio! 

 

B1 Division (Totally Blind)

Waving USA flag

Player Mario Tobia

Coach Matt Tobia

Runner up Brian MacLeod

  

B2 Division (5% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Bruce Hooper

Coach Judy Hooper

Runner up Charles Adams

  

B3 Division (10% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Art Beauregard

Coach Sue Beauregard

Runner up Tim Jackson

In 2012 a very special competition was conducted for the first time, The Super Senior (over 80) Championship.  Congratulations to William "Uncle Bill" Forrer & his coach Steph Forrer! 

 


2013

IN 2013 the tournament returned to RAWIGA Golf & Swim Club, the new host of the McCulloch Memorial

B1 Division (Totally Blind)

Waving USA flag

Player Phil Blackwell

Coach Sybil Blackwell

Runner up Mario Tobia

  

B2 Division (5% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Bruce Hooper

Coach Judy Hooper

Runner up Charles Adams

  

B3 Division (10% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Scott Aughtry

Coach Mickey Aughtry

Runner up Art Beauregard

 

Congratulations to Doug Penner and coach Dave (Poppa Smurf) on their overall Stableford Championship!

 


2014

IN 2014 the tournament returned to Ridge Top Golf Course the venue where it all began in 2005!  A flagpole was purchased and plans for a garden to honor our Wounded Warriors will be established.

B1 Division (Totally Blind)

Waving USA flag

Player Brian Oglesbee

Coach Alex Oglesbee

Runner up Joe Hojnicki

  

B2 Division (5% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Charles Adams

Coach Todd Mohler

Runner up Mark Arnold

  

B3 Division (10% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Tom Marks

Coach Bob Marks

Runner up Scott Aughtry

 

Congratulations to Super Senior Champion William (Uncle Bill) Forrer and his coach Steph Forrer.  Congratulations to Bruce Hooper and his coach Judy Hooper on their overall Stableford Championship!

 


2015

The tournament returned to Ridge Top Golf Course in 2015.  The event was a tremendous success with several student scholarships awarded and support continued for several veteran initiatives.

B1 Division (Totally Blind)

Waving USA flag

Player Brian Oglesbee

Coach Alex Oglesbee

Runner up Brad Eaton

  

B2 Division (5% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Bruce Hooper

Coach Judy Hooper

Runner up Mark Arnold

  

B3 Division (10% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Tom Marks

Coach Bob Marks

Runner up Tim Jackson

 

Congratulations to first time tournament attendee Senior Champion Dan McDonald and his coach Dan McDonald JR.  Congratulations to Charles Adams and his coach Todd Mohler on their overall Stableford Championship!

 


2016

The tournament returned to Ridge Top Golf Course in 2016 where they welcomed us with open arms!  The event was a tremendous success with a major student scholarship awarded and support continued for several veteran initiatives.

B1 Division (Totally Blind)

Waving USA flag

Phil Blackwell

Coach Sybil Blackwell

Runner up Mario Tobia

  

B2 Division (5% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Bruce Hooper

Coach Judy Hooper

Runner up Charles Adams

  

B3 Division (10% Vision)

Waving USA flag

Player Art Beauregard

Coach Sue Beauregard

Runner up Glenn Babcock

 

Congratulations to Senior Champion George Thirkill and his coach Roger Cline.  Congratulations to Doug Penner and his coach Steve Donaldson on their overall Stableford Championship!

 

 

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