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Building for the blind.

Building for the blind.

Norman Kritz is a Philadelphia-area pharmacist. Charitable involvement turned him into a golf course architect. His first – and still only – completed project resulted in a playable course for blind children. More than 500 satisfied players later, Kritz could be moving toward repeating what the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association constructed at Overbrook School for the Blind. “It’s been a revelation,” Kritz says. “It’s the greatest thing I have ever done. Just watching the kids play is a reward in itself. We would like to build a golf course for every school for the blind.” The Overbrook course, in a densely populated northwest Philadelphia neighborhood, opened in 1996, three years after the MABGA started its junior program. With help from maintenance crews at Cobbs Creek Golf Club and Bala Golf Club, the MABGA constructed a course with nine holes, none longer than 45 y...

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