Leon said, "Once Dianne told me a fun way keep a score. If you don’t lose a ball, you have played par golf. If you lose one ball you are one over par, etc."
They did not keep scores. They got acquainted, played golf and had lots of fun. Donna and Dianne said that Leon did fine. Leon reported, "I did not lose a ball."
Hopefully, the tournament will be the beginning of a chapter in the National Blind Golfer’s Association. We can be proud that our former General Superintendent is not only alive, but active in sports. Apparently, he played par golf.
After a delicious lunch in the club house they returned to their home in Atmore, AL. They had met some new friendly people and left with hope that they would play together sometime in the future.
Bishop Stewart's sponsor was a close friend who is a deacon in a Baptist Church.
Leon and Donna were interviewed by a reporter from Fox 10 News in Mobile. They appeared on the evening news.
[Editor's Comment: Here's a part of my response to Bishop Leon Stewart: "Good report. Just wish I had a news clip from FOX News, or a photo of you playing golf. Such as it is, without a photo, we will publish this exciting story. It is a story of courage, determination, motivation, and perseverance. I am not sure I would have the ability to overcome such a handicap. You have done marvelously well in life even becoming the Presiding Bishop and General Superintendent of the IPHC. Not a small thing.
As John Swails used to tell us when I was a student at Emmanuel College, "It's a great life, if you don't weaken; but, who wants to be strong?"
I hope you can play golf again with the men on the Blind Golfer's Tournament. It's a good thing to have the Baptist's pay for it.]