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Special Olympics Missouri athlete David Sargent on the course at Congressional Country Club in Maryland for an annual unified sports pro-am.

This page draws together golf-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


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Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes. The game is played on golf courses, each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes.


Golf Stories and News


August 18, 2015 | North America: Louisiana

Perks of Playing Unified

By Casey Minton

SOLA athlete, Camrin Sandoz represented Special Olympics Louisiana when he traveled to Washington, DC to compete in the Quicken Loans National Pro-Am sponsored by Perfect Sense Digital.View Story Camrin Sandoz represented Special Olympics Louisiana when he traveled to Washington, DC to compete in the Quicken Loans National Pro-Am sponsored by Perfect Sense Digital. This picture above is of Cam and professional golfer Arjun Atwal. Once their round of golf was finished, Cam gave Arjun a Special Olympics Unified Golf Gold medal (you can see it in Arjun’s right hand in the shot). Cam had won the medal this year at the Louisiana State Golf Tournament. He told Arjun “I know you have won lots of money and trophies as a pro golfer but I bet you have never won a Special Olympics Gold medal.” At first Arjun said he couldn’t accept Cam’s gold medal, but Cam quickly said, “Don’t worry I’ll win another one next year!”

About Casey Minton:Director of Internal Communications and Marketing
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August 11, 2015 | Africa: South Africa

Golf Gold in 1995

By Pete Sinclair

The first time that golf was played in the Special Olympics in 1995 a South African, Andrew White, won the gold medal. Andrew was again back in Los Angeles this year, and he won silver!View Story The first time that golf was played in the Special Olympics in 1995 a South African, Andrew White won the gold medal. Andrew was again back in Los Angeles this year, and he won silver!

About Pete Sinclair:I am Andrew's step father living in Hilton South Africa presently holidaying in North America
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July 28, 2015 | SOI General: Headquarters

Unified Golf Changing the Game

By Sarah O'Toole

Eighteen Special Olympics athletes paired up with some celebrity guests for an exciting round of golf at the Special Olympics World Games in L.A. Among the celebrity guests was Jon Derr, a Special Olympic athlete.View Story Eighteen Special Olympics athletes paired up with some celebrity guests for an exciting round of golf at the Special Olympics World Games in L.A. Among the celebrity guests was Jon Derr, a Special Olympic athlete.Jon, from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has been involved in Special Olympics since the age of seven and competes in a number of disciplines including golf, basketball, soccer and track. He placed third in the world at golf in the Special Olympic World Games in 1995 at New Haven and is the only Special Olympics athlete to be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.The Unified Golf event demonstrated the true power of inclusion. Celebrities and guests who participated today included Beverly Johnson, George Lopez, Miss United States 2015 Summer Priestly, PGA Professional Tony Letendre, O.D. Vincent Executive Director PGA Northern Trust Open, Ann Costello Executive Director Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics International Global Messenger Johanna Pramstaller.

About Sarah O'Toole:I am a volunteer at the World Summer Games in L.A.
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Golf Events


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Event

Location

September 04, 2015

State Golf Championships

Join us September 4th at Disney's Palm and Oak Trail in Windermere, Florida as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Florida
Phone:352-243-9536
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Disney's Palm and Oak Trail
Windermere, Florida
UNITED STATES

September 05, 2015

Individual Golf Skills

Join us September 5th in Skowhegan, Maine as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Maine
Phone:207-879-0489
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Loon's Cove Golf Course
Skowhegan, Maine
UNITED STATES

September 08, 2015

Unified 9-Hole Golf Tournament

Join us September 8th at Lakewood Golf Course in Madison, Maine as our athletes compete and show their skill in Unified golf competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Maine
Phone:207-879-0489
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Lakewood Golf Course
Madison, Maine
UNITED STATES

Sep 11 - 12 2015

Upper Peninsula Regional Bocce & Golf Tournament

Come and cheer on our athletes as the demonstrate their grit and determination in bocce and golf competition. This event will be held on September 11th at Boulder Creek Golf Course in Bessemer, Michigan. Dinner, opening ceremonies and the dance on Friday with competition on Saturday. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Barb Siira
Email:[email protected]
Phone:906-229-5168
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Boulder Creek Golf Course
N11868 Heron Lane

Bessemer, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 12, 2015

Individual 9-Hole Golf Competition

Join us September 12th at Martindale Country Club in Auburn, Maine as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Maine
Phone:207-879-0489
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Martindale Country Club
Auburn, Maine
UNITED STATES

September 12, 2015

State Softball Tournament

Join us September 12th in Toledo, Ohio as our athletes compete and show their skill in softball competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Ohio
Phone:614-239-7050
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Toledo, Ohio
UNITED STATES

September 19, 2015

Golf Competition + EKS Day Celebration

The Greater Fort Worth Area Golf Competition will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Rockwood Golf Course. During the competition, we will also honor the memory of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
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Cheryl Bledsaw
Email:[email protected]
Phone:817-332-3433
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Rockwood Golf Course
1851 Jacksboro Hwy

Fort Worth, Texas
UNITED STATES

Sep 25 - 27 2015

Missouri State Outdoor Games

The 2015 State Outdoor Games will be held in Fort Jefferson City, Missouri from March 27-29. Competition will begin at 8 a.m. on September 25th and go until 5 p.m. on March 27th. Athletes will be in competing in bocce, flag football, golf, softball, and tennis. Come and cheer on our athletes as they show off their determination and skill.
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Susan Shaffer
Email:[email protected]
Phone:573-635-1660
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Jefferson City, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Sep 25 - 27 2015

State Fall Games

The Fall Games offers a high profile, exciting event for approximately 1,700 Special Olympics Michigan athletes to showcase their skills in Flag Football, Soccer, Cycling, Softball and Golf. Flag Football at Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea: Team Competition, Unified Teams, Skills Competition. Cycling at Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea: Individual Events, Unified Teams. Soccer at Independence Park in Canton: 5, 7 and 11-a-side Team Competition; Unified Teams; Skills Competition. Softball at Canton Softball Complex in Canton: Team Competition, Unified Teams, T-Ball Competition, Skills Competition, Coach-pitch Demonstration. Golf at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti: 9 Hole Individual, Unified Teams, Skills Competition.
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Aaron Mills
Email:[email protected]
Phone:989-774-4393
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Independence Park, Chrysler Proving Grounds and Eagle Crest Golf Course
Canton, Chelsea and Ypsilanti, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 26, 2015

Area Golf Tournament + EKS Celebration

The Pampa Golf Tournament will be held on September 26 at the Hidden Hills Golf Course. Registration for all 18-hole course players will be held at 9:00 a.m and for 9-hole alternate and skills registration will be at 11:00 a.m. The tee time is 11:30 a.m. Lunch will not be served; please eat before coming to the event. During the competition, we will also honor the memory of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
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Mitch Tybroski
Email:[email protected]
Phone:806-374-7171
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Hidden Hills Golf Course
Highway 60 N.

Pampa, Texas
UNITED STATES

September 28, 2015

Golf Competition + EKS Day Celebration

The Special Olympics Texas - Central Texas Area Golf Competition is an area-wide competition for athletes/teams. During the competition, we will also honor the memory of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
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David Johnson
Email:[email protected]
Phone:512-491-2937
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Balcones Country Club
8600 Balcones Club Dr

Austin, Texas
UNITED STATES

Oct 8 - 10 2015

2015 Fall Classic

Come and cheer on our athletes during our Fall Classic Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination for 2 days of aquatics, bocce, golf and softball competition. This event will be held October 8-10 at various locations throughout Bryan-College Station, Texas. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Sidny Harker
Email:[email protected]
Phone:512-835-9873
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Various Locations
Bryan-College Station, Texas
UNITED STATES

Apr 25 - 30 2016

Special Olympics Golf Masters

Join the world's biggest Special Olympics Golf Tournament in Macau. We are targeting more than 20 countries to join our annual competition and training camp for Special Olympics Golf in Level 1, 2 and 5. Enjoy Macau's best hospitality and an all 5star golf and holiday experience. In 2016 we are celebrating our 5th anniversary would like to welcome you too. For further information please visit our website www.macau-event.com or send us an email to [email protected]
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Stefan Kuehn
Email:[email protected]
Phone:+85366545170
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Caesars Golf Macau
P.O. Box 1598

Macau S.A.R., Macau
MACAO

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Golf Competitions

2014 Canada Summer Games

The Special Olympics 2014 Canada Summer Games was the largest Canadian Games ever. See results and teams.


2014 Southern California Summer Invitational Games

Special Olympics athletes from Southern California and from around the world competed in Los Angeles. See results and teams.


2012 Golf Invitational Tournament

Special Olympics golfers from the United States and Canada competed at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Final results are below. Search by team, athlete or bib number.


2011 Golf National Invitational Tournament

The 2011 Special Olympics Golf NIT, an annual U.S. national tournament, was at the PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, Florida. See results by athlete, delegation and bib number.


2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Athens, Greece, was the home of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. That year, it was the world’s largest sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. See results by athlete, delegation and bib number.


How to Get Involved in Special Olympics

Special Olympics sports training, coaching and competitions go on in more than 170 countries around the world. You can get involved by getting in touch with the closest Special Olympics office.

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