Welcome to the Ohio Blind Golf Site

Home of the 2024 Nations Cup

The Ryder Cup Championships of American Blind Golf





Official Nations Cup Logo

Page Updated Sunday, April 28, 2024


Sponsor & Charity Scramble Information

Friday, June 14, 2024



"Fore" the Warrior Blind Golf Scramble Registration (Word)          Tee Sign Sponsorship (Word)

"Fore" the Warrior Blind Golf Scramble Registration (PDF)          Tee Sign Sponsorship (PDF)



Our website is currently undergoing several updates.  Please check back often to view the details of the upcoming Championship.  Listed below is a brief history of the event & a few preliminary details...

The inaugural Nations Cup was held in Brantford, Ontario in 2004.  The name of the event was so named to honor the people of the Six Nations of the Grand River.  They were the major sponsors for the first two competitions and the name of the Championship remains "The Nations Cup!"  We have lost several players since the first event who were instrumental in starting this Championship.  We honor the legacies of Denny McCulloch, Brian MacLeod, Dennis Smith and all the players we have lost since 2004. We are humbled to continue the tradition!


Tentative Schedule

June 11 through June 14, 2024


Tuesday, June 11th Practice rounds and  Player/Coach's Meeting at Pine Valley Golf Club

Wednesday, June 12th Opening Ceremony & First Round of Competition with 5 Modified Alternate Shot Format Matches

Thursday, June 13th Final Round with 10 Individual Match-Play Competitions; Award Ceremony & Dinner at the Galaxy

Friday, June 14th "Fore" the Warrior Blind Golf Charity Scramble with Closing Ceremonies and the Lowering of the Flag



Special Thanks to all our Loyal Sponsors

The two photos below honor the tournaments most valued patrons Pine Valley Golf Club and  former OSU coach Jim Tressel.  It was a privilege to visit coach Tressel's home as he signed numerous items to be auctioned in support of this year's event.  Thanks to Coach for allowing us to shoot a short video of him endorsing the 6th Nations Cup!

Obviously, without the kindness of Michael & Lisa Reynolds, Wadsworth would not be able to host Blind Golfers from across the U.S. and Canada!


Logo of Pine Valley & link to the website                                     Photo of Coach Tressel & link to his video



 Galaxy Restaurant     Comfort Inn & Suites Wadsworth     Premier GMC     House of LaRose     C.J. Dannemiller Company     Wadsworth Sons of American Legion     


 Blue Heron     Wadsworth American Legion     Water Main Grill     Pine Valley Golf Club     Wounded Warrior Project



Links of Interest


Video Introduction Page

McCulloch Tribute

Inaugural Tournament

Denny's Dedication Page

Scholarship Recipients

Past Champions

SGT Schei & SGT Elliott

2010 McCulloch Cup

2012 Tournament Page







American Blind Golf

Mark & Mike's Page

Contact Ohio Blind Golf



Our Mission Statement

Through our unique talents as blind/visually impaired golfers

We strive to

"Motivate, Inspire & Serve"

all those who deal with the loss of sight


We are an official sanctioned tournament of 

American Blind Golf


Official ABG trademarked logo


Thank you for visiting the home of inclusive blind/visually impaired golf in Ohio.  This page, as all of the pages of the site, have been constructed through the use of assistive technology.  We hope the site is accessible to those who depend on magnification and screen-reading software, while still remaining appealing to the general surfing public.


To view a summary of past events visit

Past Events Page



In Tribute to our Friend

In the spring of 2006 Denny lost his two year battle with cancer.  In his memory, the members of the Rittman Lions, along with the Blind Golfers, decided to honor him by naming the tournament the McCulloch Memorial Match Play Championships.  In 2010 we hosted the Ryder Cup of Blind/Visually Impaired Golf, The McCulloch Cup.  We returned to the match play format in 2011 and permanently renamed the tournament the "Memorial."  We look forward to hosting the Match Play championships for years to come!

Denny McCulloch Dedication Page


Picture of Denny McCulloch & his long time coach Art McKenzie



the Boys

Following a chance meeting between Tournament Director Mark Arnold and SGT Deven Schei and SGT Stetson Elliott during the 2011 American Blind Golf National Championship in San Antonio, these two inspiring men have become integral parts of the McCulloch Memorial.  They are responsible for our partnership with Wounded Warrior Project.  Our sincere hope is that they will continue to attend our event for years to come.

Thank you again my adopted sons,

Mark Arnold


Photo of Schei & Elliot in front of the Bill Arnold monument at Ridge Top GC

SGT Schei & SGT Elliott 

The picture on the left was taken at Ridge Top Golf Course prior to the start of the 2012 Championship.  Tournament Director Mark Arnold & Roger Cline wanted Schei & Elliott to play Ridge Top, the host of the very first Match Play Championship in 2005.  Having their pictures taken in front of Bill Arnold's monument was extra special.  SGT Arnold, Mark's father, was a WW II veteran that landed on the beaches of Normandy on the third day of the invasion.


A great time was had by all!


Scholarships & Donations to Date

As we begin the 2024 tournament, 83 Adaptive Technology Scholarships have been awarded!  Numerous other charities have benefitted, and will continue to benefit through the support of all American Blind Golf's incredible sponsors.  They include: Wounded Warrior Project, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, EOD Warrior Foundation, Building Homes for Heroes, The Greater Cleveland Fisher House, Local American Legion/VFW Initiatives and other sight related causes.  We are very pleased to announce that our total charitable contributions are now over the $400,000 mark since the inception of the tournament!


Pictured below are Mary Krumwiede & Austin Erne with Lion Dave Simpson

They were the initial  recipients in 2005

Picture of Mary, her parents and Lion Dave Simpson          Picture of Austin and Lion Dave Simpson



A Very Special Presentation

The picture on the left shows Bruce Hooper from San Antonio, Texas (on the left) and Rittman Lion Todd Mohler (on the right) as they presented the donation check to Joe Tait, long time radio voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers and close friend of Mr. Gordon Gund.  The picture on the right was taken at Westfield Country Club during the 2007 event.  From left to right are coach Steve Donaldson, player Brian MacLeod from Canada, Mr. Gordon Gund and tournament director Mark Arnold.  It was an honor to personally meet Mr. Gund the founder and CEO of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.


Photo of the donation check from the 2008 tournament          Photo from the 2007 Foundation Fighting Blindness charity auction


A Special Contribution

In 2008 Nathaniel Brantley was in desperate need of experimental iris replacement surgery that was not covered by his family's insurance.  The members of the Blind Golf Association, along with the Rittman Lions, donated $2,500 to be used towards the surgery.  Special thanks to the late Blind Golfer Dennis Smith and his wife Linda for their contribution in this regard.  They were the winners of the 50/50 Raffle at the Awards Ceremony and donated all $500 to the family.  Their demonstration of true Lionism will never be forgotten!  




Contact the Tournament Director


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Saturday, April 27, 2024