Orléans blind-deaf athlete
Kevin Frost recently conquered another sport, winning his first-ever provincial
championship in golf.
|Kevin Frost with his service dog Lewis after winning the Ontario Vision Impaired Golf Championship in Hamilton.
A multiple medalist in both
speed skating and tandem cycling, Frost took up golfing just four years ago.
At the Canadian championships
in July he placed second overall based on his overall net score.
At the Ontario Championships
in Hamilton on Aug. 23 and 24 the scoring was based on the modified Stableford
system which awards points based on the number of shots taken on each hole.
Frost was guided around
the Chippewa Creek course by his service dog Lewis and a spotter who helps
him locate his ball and tells where the green is and how far away he is from the pin.
Frost took up the game of golf
as yet another challenge. He enjoys the comraderie of the sport and the opportunity
to overcome his disability.
"My score in Hamilton was the
direct result of understanding that any golfer, sighted or with limited vision will
never beat the game of golf,” says Frost. "I'm finally starting to find the right
balance of controlling my emotions and staying calm. I'm learning not to carry mistakes
over to my next holes. Being relaxed is a key to simplifying my game.”
With Fall approaching fast,
Frost plans to get in as many rounds as he can before it gets too cold.
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