Joe Furber and Francis Oliver (Canada, B1)
Joe comes from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and was born in the 1960s. His aid is his sister, Fran Oliver.
Joe started to play golf around the age of 12, but quit in 1999. He took up blind Golf in 2011, with the encouragement of his wife. He won the 2017 & 2018 US Blind Golf Open Stableford Championship in green Valley Arizona. Joe finished runner up in the 2018 Italian Blind Golf Open in Rome, Italy. Joe says “It’s an honour to be part of Team North America. I am especially grateful to be playing along side my brother, as well as, being able to share this experience with my sister and brother-in-law.”
Something interesting about Joe is that “ I have a hereditary eye condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa. It has caused my vision to deteriorate over the years. Nonetheless, I take pride in the belief that I’ve instilled in my 2 daughters that through hard work and perseverance one can accomplish anything no matter what, even if one is blind or visually impaired”.