History of the cup

The ISPS Handa Vision Cup Purpose and History

The Vision Cup was  born in 2013 as the Resmeyer Cup, but was subsequently renamed as the ISPS Handa Vision Cup. The inspiration came from three IBGA Board members, Andrea Calcaterra, Ron Plaith and the late Brian Macleod. The first edition was held at the Green Island Golf Club in Columbus, Georgia, USA in 2013.

Italy hosted the second edition at the Villa d’Este Golf Club in 2015. “It  was played in lovely sunshine, in a friendly but very competitive atmosphere.”

The third edition of the Vision Cup, in Creston, British Colombia, Canada in 2017 was noteworthy for the strong involvement of the local community. In the words of IBGA Director Garrett Slattery, “this gave a very welcoming feel to the event”.

For the fourth edition, here in Portmarnock, Tournament Director Paul McCormack and his team have taken this idea to a new level, testing the vision of Darren Douma, Tournament Director in Creston, to aim for a higher purpose.

Table of former winners

  • VC 13, Columbus, Georgia, USA:  RoW (13.5 points to 12.5)
  • VC15, Villa d’Este, Italy: RoW (14.5 points to 9.5)
  • VC17, Creston,  British Colombia, Canada:  Match halved (12 points each), RoW retained trophy

Check out this link to an inspirational video from Sports Illustrated about some of our players and their journey in to Blind Golf

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