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Visually impaired Medford golfer to compete for Team USA at site of 2010 Ryder Cup

Britton Muñoz is a visually impaired golfer, a member of the United States Blind Golf Association, and recently, the newest member of Team USA in the Cairns Cup, a tournament in Wales for golfers with disabilities.

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 9:52 PM
Updated: Jun 11, 2019 9:52 PM

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e golf career of medford's britton munoz has been a sight to behold. britton says, "i would hit golf balls not even knowing where they would go and here i am today asking for help to get me to wales to represent the united states of america in a golf tournament." a rise that was critical in helping him heal. britton says, "i take golfing very seriously because that's all i have." since 2007, munoz has been living with a degenerative eye disease... both retinas detached... 15 thousand holes lasered in each eye. he can make out figures and colors, but not facial features or much of anything past a five-foot radius. it hasn't stopped him from taking up and excelling at golf. britton says, "i've lost my vision but i've gained the love of golf and realizing that just because you've lost your vision, doesn't mean you've lost your lifestyle." it was never going to be an easy task, something his coach, larry douglas, points out... douglas says, "i mean you're talking about this little white ball that you're going to hit. like he says, he can see you. we're three feet apart and that's all he can see is your jacket and your dark hair, can't make out a single feature, so to look down like this and hit a golf ball....." but munoz has more than managed. success off the tee and fairway due to a timing mechanism. success on the green due to a putter he helps promote. britton says, "my putter is called the l2 putter, it stands up on its own, it has a 3.5 inch sweet spot, you hit it off center, which most visually impaired golfers do and it still goes straight numerous people demo it and before i leave the parking lot, they want to buy it." but more important than a putter that stands on its own, is a story that stands over the course of the next year, munoz will be traveling to las vegas, canada and south africa to play in tournaments. in 20-20 he'll be representing team usa at the site of the 20-10 rhyder cup. britton says, "i've never been to wales. i've never been to europe and to be able to go there and experience that side of it and also compete for the united states, it's a win-win situation for me." here's some more information on the tournament in 2020. munoz won't necessarily be playing against other blind golfers, but rather with other disabilities. he's looking for sponsors as well to help out with travel, and asks you to email him at b-munoz-5-4- 2-1-at-gma il if you or your business is interested. and
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