Medically retired Port of Seattle Police Department sergeant Jon Schorsch has completed a masters degree in public administration and a juris doctor degree at Seattle University. Outside of his educational pursuits, Jon Schorsch is an avid golfer who holds membership in the United States Blind Golf Association (USBGA).
Founded in 1953 to encourage and empower individuals with vision impairments to play golf, the USBGA has been hosting a national championship since 1948 (before it was an established organization). Clint Russell won the California-based tournament that first year. He and Charley Boswell combined to win the first 15 national championships with Boswell winning 13. More recently, the tournament has been played in Oregon, Rhode Island, and Florida, among other states.
The 2018 USBGA National Championship is scheduled to take place from August 25 to 29 at the Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, Tennessee. A $150 entry fee is required to participate in the tournament. The fee covers a four-night stay at La Quinta Inn & Suites, three rounds of golf, complimentary breakfast each day, two lunches, and dinners at both the welcome reception and awards banquet. The three-round tournament is being hosted by the 2017 national champion Chad NeSmith and his coach Andy Church.
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