Creston Golf Club hosts ISPS Handa Visions Cup

Team North America and Team Rest of World will battle it out.

BY CHRIS BRAUER

Advance staff

Team North America and Team Rest of World will battle it out for the ISPS Handa Visions Cup for blind golfers at the Creston Golf Club.

The Creston Golf Club is playing host to the ISPS Handa Vision Cup for blind golfers from Thursday July 20 to Sunday July 23. The Vision Cup is an international blind golf event that uses a “Ryder Cup” format, having Team North America and Team Rest of World going head-to-head in match play. The first two days involve doubles matches and the final day has 12 singles matches. The 2017 Vision Cup marks the third edition of this prestigious international blind golf event. Team North America have yet to win the Vision Cup and hope to change that on home soil in 2017.

Team North America Captain (and Crestonite) Darren Douma is excited to bring the event to Creston. He is also tournament chair and organizing the event has taken over much of his life this past year. However, support from the Club and its members have also been a constant. Douma is encouraging the public to come and watch (free of charge), and even take part in Thursday’s icebreaker.

“Thursday’s charity tournament provides the professional golfers with a practice round, and they are able to get a feel for the course. There are still spots to fill for golfers within Creston and from out of town,” said Douma. “It’s an amazing opportunity to play with world-class golfers, and these icebreakers often set the tone for the weekend.”

The 2017 ISPS Handa Vision Cup takes place July 20 to July 23 at the Creston Golf Club. The public is welcome to watch, make a donation, and take part in the charity tournament.