From the website FIG – World and Australian May 17, 2014

17/05/2014

Andrea Calcaterra ranked second place in both the scratch category that matched the one in the World Blind Golf Championship, the world championship reserved for blind people with various categories of visual acuity competed in the path of the Nelson Bay Golf Club, Port Stephens in Australia. Beautiful performance by Chiara Pozzi also Giacosa, second and third in the scratch in a draw, and good experience for the third blue, Mirko Ghiggeri, finished in mid-table.


It ‘was the Israeli Zohar Sharon to precede Calcaterra (caddy Alessandro Calcaterra) in both charts, with 156 against 157 shots in the net and with 212 against 219 in gross, where the third place was the prerogative of the Canadian Brian MacLeod. Basically the first three positions were occupied by blind players at the time the strongest ever, who have had to deal with a field too punitive for the totally blind, unaccustomed to the tracks with continuous traps and pitfalls. Calcaterra was runner up for the third time in a World Cup, after the silver won in 2010 and 2012.
Titles in this category went to a draw ‘Australian Malcolm Elliott (B2) and the English Paul Appleyard (B3) and scratch prevailed in the South African Garrett Slattery (B2) and yet Englishman Paul Appleyard (B3).
Among the ladies, where a regulation enough criticism included only the net premium, he sets the Australian Jenny McCallum in front of compatriot and Jenny Abela, as mentioned, at Wells Giacosa, who was the best in the driving contest on both days of race. In the male Ghiggeri shot the ball 235 meters, without giving chances to the opponents, while Calcaterra, as he had done in the previous Australian Blind Golf Championship, secured the “nearest to the pin”, then placed the ball at 72 cm from the flag at hole 5.

Prologue – Andrea Calcaterra, Mirko Ghiggeri and Chiara Pozzi blue Giacosa will be representatives at the World Blind Golf Championship, the world championship reserved for blind people with various categories of visual acuity in the program on the path of the Nelson Bay Golf Club, Port Stephens in Australia.
The event was preceded on the same path from the Australian Blind Golf Championship in which Mirko Ghiggeri ranked fourth in the category matched, where the Scot prevailed Kris Adams. In the women’s category, the prerogative of Jenny McCallum, fourth place for Clare Giacosa, who had most of the driving contest, proving that his long game is always up. Calcaterra has finished third in the category B1 scratch where it has imposed the Israeli Zohar Sharon, in front of the Canadian Brian MacLeod. The same Calcaterra won the “nearest to the pin” putting the ball three meters from the flag to the 5th hole (par 3, 130 yards). In B2 the title went to Jeremy Poincenout and B3 Paul Appleyard.
It is played on a field made ​​it very heavy to severe thunderstorms night and in particular the greens, soaked in water, have made ​​it difficult for all competitors.