Phil Lederhouse lost his sight in 1934 at the age of 19. Fifteen years later, in 1950, he took up golf. With no prior experience and six months coaching, Phil won the Canadian Blind Golf Championship in Hamilton. He also placed third in an International Blind Golfers’ Championship.
Since 1950, Phil has won the Saskatchewan Provincial Blind Golf Championship 17 times, the Western Canadian Blind Golf Championship 16 times, and has been the Canadian Blind Golf Champion 5 times between 1950 and 1965.
Lederhouse was runner-up in world championships twice and in 1966, held the world record for two years when he shot an “89” on the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club course.