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Welcome to the Summary Page

of the 2010

McCulloch Memorial Cup

History 

Since 2005 the Rittman Lions Club in conjunction with American Blind Golf, has hosted the North American Match Play Championships of Blind & Vision- Impaired Golf.  The tournament was renamed the Dennis McCulloch Memorial Match Play Championships in 2006 to honor Denny McCulloch, a former World Champion B2 player from Canada.  A new tradition began in 2010...  In partnership with our fellow golfers from Canada, the first McCulloch Memorial Cup, the Ryder Cup of Blind Golf, was held.  Plans to play for the Cup every two years are being finalized.  Tentative plans for 2012 are being formulated and the Cup will be contested in Canada.  The venue will be announced sometime in 2011.

Adaptive Technology  Scholarships & FFB Donations

The charitable nature of the event continued and more funds were raised for the tournament's major beneficiaries.  Once again area students were awarded Adaptive Technology Scholarships.  This year five more students benefited.  Over the history of the event 23 students have been granted almost $25,000 worth of assistive software and hardware products.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness also received a donation from the monies raised on the tournaments behalf.  Combined with a match from FFB CEO Gordon Gund, the Foundation received a total of $3,000 check from the Rittman Lions.  Over the history of the Ohio Tournament, the total donations given to the Foundation Fighting Blindness total $6,000!

Many thanks to all those who support the ABG Motto!

"MOTIVATE, INSPIRE &SERVE"

 

 

Team USA Photo Day 1     Team USA Photo Day 2     Team USA Photo Day 3

 

Pictured above are photos of the USA Team over the three days of the event.  Special thanks to Woody at Loudmouth Golf for providing the team with such outstanding clothes!

 

Official logo of Loudmouth Golf & link to the website

 

 

 

Congratulations to Team Canada!

Team Canada 11 Points  -  Team USA 9 Points

The inaugural Cup was won by Team Canada after three days of spirited competition.  The results are as follows:

Day 1 Results

Canada stormed out to a significant lead after the first day of singles matches, scoring seven out of ten points.  The results were as follows:

 

                Waving Canadian Flag

Team Canada 

Bruno Boucher

George Thirkill

Brian MacLeod

Jim Gales

Mike Vrooman

Doug Penner

Doug Stoutley

   

Team USA

Mark Arnold

Bruce Hooper

Tim Jackson

Waving USA Flag

Day 2 Results

The second day of the competition featured a scramble format pitting a team of 2 players from the US against 2 players from Canada.  The US Team stormed back to draw within 1 point, winning 4 out of 5 points.  The results were as follows:

                Waving Canadian Flag

Team Canada

Boucher/Thirkill

 

 

 

   

Team USA

Hooper/Murner

Arnold/Eaton

Adams/Derry

Jackson/Edwards

Waving USA Flag

 

Final Day Results

The final day of the competition featured a scramble format pitting a team of 2 players from the US against 2 players from Canada.  The competition was closely contested; but in the end, the Canadian Team prevailed winning 3 of the 5 total points.  The results were as follows:

 

                Waving Canadian Flag

Team Canada

Penner/Thirkill

Gales/Boucher

Vrooman/MacLeod

 

 

   

Team USA

Hooper/Edwards

Adams/Hester

Waving USA Flag

Final comments from USA Captain Mark Arnold

On behalf of the Rittman Lions Club, I would like to thank all the ABG players and coaches for making the event in Ohio an unbelievable success!  Through your efforts, we conducted a tremendous competition and raised thousands of dollars to support blind charities.  I am so very proud to be associated with such a fine group of players and coaches.  Although the McCulloch Cup will not be contested next year, the Rittman Lions hope to see many of you in Ohio in 2011 for the McCulloch Match Play Championships of Blind & Visually Impaired Golf!

 

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