Help us make a difference!

Make Your Year-End Gift by Dec. 31st - your donation will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, and change more lives.

Golf

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.


300x200-Golf1

Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics golf.  
 View the Golf Fact Sheet

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


November 21, 2014 | Cheering Our Athletes

We all share the same feeling

By Kelley Moseley

I have never had a "bad" day with my group. The folks I coach energize me as they do those around them.View Story As a coach, I am so thankful for the smiles and accomplishments and also working through the frustrations when an athlete does not do as well as they hoped. I have never had a "bad" day with my group. The folks I coach energize me as they do those around them.

About Kelley Moseley:Golf coach Fort Bend County Texas ARC.
Share
View less ▲

November 05, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

The McGladrey Classic Putt Challenge 2014

By Marilyn Capps/Meghan Meyers

The McGladrey Classic Putt Challenge is an annual event that Davis Love III, an American professional golfer, developed for young athletes from two of his charities that are dear to his heart (Special Olympics of Coastal Georgia and the Boys and Girls Club of Glynn County).View Story The McGladrey Classic Putt Challenge is an annual event that Davis Love III, an American professional golfer, developed for young athletes from two of his charities that are dear to his heart (Special Olympics of Coastal Georgia and the Boys and Girls Club of Glynn County). Twelve athletes from each organization are selected to participate in this event, which takes place during the week of the McGladery Classic golf tournament with help from the Dave Love Foundation. One athlete from Special Olympics, one athlete from the Boys and Girls club and a PGA Golf Pro teamed together to compete in this year’s putt challenge in Sea Island, Georgia on October 22. A miniature putting course was developed by the College of Coastal Georgia women’s golf team for the competition and the team that has the lowest score won the challenge. This is a wonderful event for Special Olympics and the athletes to be a part of the community and share the experience with individuals, including PGA professionals.

About Marilyn Capps/Meghan Meyers:Marilyn Capps is the Program Coordinator for Special Olympics Coastal Georgia. Meghan Meyers is a member of the corporate relations team at SOI headquarters.
Share
View less ▲

August 08, 2014 | SOI: Europe-Eurasia

Golfers Find a World of Competition in Denmark

By Suzanne Coogan

The winner of the Special Olympics World Golf Cup, Troels Højbjerre from Denmark and his caddie Jørgen Krogh. 

Twenty-one skilled golfers from eight countries competed for the Golf World Cup at one of Denmark's oldest golf courses, the Helsingor Golf Club. Special Olympics always matches players of similar abilities for competitions, but these 21 players were so good that it took a world invitational to give them the thrilling play they all love.View Story Twenty-one skilled golfers from eight countries competed for the first Special Olympics World Golf Cup at one of Denmark's oldest golf courses, the Helsingor Golf Club. Special Olympics always matches players of similar abilities for competitions, but these 21 players were so good that it took a world invitational to give them all the thrilling play they love. When the final round started, the fight for the Cup was between three athletes from three different continents: Scott Rohrer from the United States, Tom Lugg from South Africa and Denmark's Troels Hoejbjerre. Both Troels and Scott had some good rounds before the final day and they tied for first place 4 strokes ahead of Tom Lugg. The final round started tough for Scott with a drive out of bounds and a frustrating triple bogey but he kept on fighting. He could soon feel that silver medal being threatened from behind by a very focused Tom Lugg. Tom was playing well especially on the back nine which he played in par. With four holes to go Troels was still up with five strokes but 3 bogeys by Troels and pars from Tom made it a very exciting finish. Tom did his best with one more par but Troels Højbjerre was victorious in the end in front of a very enthusiastic home crowd.

About Suzanne Coogan:Senior Manager Media and Public Awareness with Special Olympics Europe Eurasia
Share
View less ▲

Do You Have a Story to Share?

Got news or a great golf story to share? Share with our online form.


Golf Events


Date

Event

Location

Jul 24 - Aug 2 2015

World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015

In July of 2015 more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will come to Los Angeles, California for the Special Olympics World Summer Games and enjoy 10 days full of joy, friendship and competition. Athletes will compete in 22 sports. The event expects to attract 500,000 spectators and 30,000 volunteers and 3,000 coaches.
For more information
More Details
World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015
Email:info@la2015.org
Phone:213-892-6018
View More

Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California
UNITED STATES

Do you have an event to add?

Tell us about it so we can publish the details to our calendar.

Register Your Event

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.

Special Olympics near you»

Made Possible by The Annenberg Foundation

The Special Olympics movement is profoundly grateful for the support of the Annenberg Foundation which has underwritten the production of the coaches’ guides and resources, supporting our global goals for coaches’ excellence.

LEARN MORE»

Follow us

Help us reach out to one more athlete.

Donate »

Find events near you and learn about volunteer opportunities at one of our 226 worldwide locations.

FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU »

Videos and Photos

Coaching in SerbiaCoaches from three countries met in Serbia to hone their skills.See slideshow »


Videos and Photos

In Deep WaterGo feet first for one of the newest Special Olympics sports.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

Summer SportsOur athletes run, jump, swim and score in summer.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

Power of SportsSports are a powerful way to change our athlete’s lives.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

First Unity CupSpecial Olympics uses football to promote understanding.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

What We DoSports, health, education, community and more.See Slideshow »



*

Special Olympics - Become a Fan

Special Olympics Transforms Lives Through the Power of Sports

Make your year-end donation and help us get one more person onto the playing field.

Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar through Dec. 31.