We all know Eli Manning can probably throw a touchdown with his eyes closed, but how about putting while blindfolded? Westchester Magazine got to see for ourselves on June 10, when we were invited to the Mount Kisco Country Club to see the Giants’ quarterback give it a try. This was all part of the 36th Annual Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic, a two-day event hosted by Manning, that took place at both the Mount Kisco Country Club, in Mount Kisco, NY and the Fairview Country Club, in Greenwich, CT on June 9 and 10.
At the rainy day event, Manning was challenged by blind golfers to take a shot blindfolded. Manning impressed the participants, as his shot just barely missed the hole from 14 feet away. In fact, Manning upstaged champion blind golfer, Dick Pomo whose shot landed further left. All of the blind golfers, along with Manning, were given coaches to help with shot alignment and distance.
Manning got involved with the Guiding Eyes for the Blind organization six years ago as a favor to his friend who is a blind golfer. Over the years, the two-time Super Bowl MPV has becoming increasingly involved with the charity. The Blind Golf Classic has raised more than $8 million for the organization, which provides guide dogs to blind and visually impaired men and women around the world. Guiding Eyes provides all of its services at no cost, and is dependent on contributions to fulfill its mission. For more info go to guiding-eyes.org.