Golf

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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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics golf.  
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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


June 25, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Cyprus

Special Olympics Cyprus Unified Golf Tournament 2014

By Georgios Panayides

On June 22nd 2014, at Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, 13 Junior Golfers from Paphos Golf Academies each paired up with a Special Olympics Athlete to help them challenge for the prize of Special Olympics Champion. A great day was had by all.View Story On June 22nd 2014, at Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, 13 Junior Golfers from Paphos Golf Academies each paired up with a Special Olympics Athlete to help them challenge for the prize of Special Olympics Champion. A great day was had by all. Furthermore, 19 Special Olympics athletes from all over Cyprus showed their magnificent skills in Golf. The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Cyprus would like to thank, the Cyprus Golf Federation, Mr. Andrew Darker Director of Aphrodite Hills Resort and Mr. Terry Scott, Director of Junior Golfers for their support and Help.

About Georgios Panayides:Office and sport Director Special Olympics Cyprus
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June 25, 2014 | Latin America: Mexico

Special Olympics Southern California 2014 Summer Invitational Games

By Paola Martinelli

Los Juegos de verano de Special Olympics Sur de California 2014, se llevaron a cabo del 5 al 9 de Junio, en la Universidad del Sur de California.View Story The Special Olympics Southern California 2014, Summer Games took place from 5 to 9 June at the University of Southern California. With the participation of 1,200 athletes from 28 SO Southern California local programs and 150 athletes from 12 international programs including the following countries: SO Taipei China, Costa Rica SO, SO Egypt, Britain SO, SO Indonesia, Iraq SO, SO Macau, Mexico SO, SW Japan, SW Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates SO, SO Hong Kong. They participated in 6 Sports: Swimming, Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Gymnastics and Special Golf. Special Olympics Baja Mexico California represented our country in two sports, Athletics and Swimming, with a delegation of 23 athletes, 2 coaches, 2 assistant coaches, 2 auxiliaries 1 delegate and 1 assistant delegate. They return to Mexico with 11 Gold, 18 Silver, and 4 Bronze medals.

About Paola Martinelli:National Director of Communications and Marketing. 
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June 16, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Cyprus

Unified Golf Tounament 2014

By Georgios Panayides

Special Olympics Cyprus, in cooperation with the Cyprus Golf Federation, will organize the Unified Golf Tournament of 2014. The tournament will take place on Sunday, June 22nd at the golf course of Aphrodite Hills in Paphos.View Story Special Olympics Cyprus, in cooperation with the Cyprus Golf Federation, will organize the Unified Golf Tournament of 2014. The tournament will take place on Sunday, June 22nd at the golf course of Aphrodite Hills in Paphos. The event will start at 09:30am and will end at 13:00pm.with the participation of 15 athletes from all over Cyprus. Together with the athletes of the Special Olympics, 20 athletes (junior players) from the Cypriot Federation Golf will support the efforts of the athletes of Special Olympics Cyprus.

About Georgios Panayides:Office and sport director of special Olympics Cyprus
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Golf Events


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Event

Location

Jul 12 - 13 2014

Oregon State Summer Games

Join us on July 12-13 in Newberg, Oregon for our Summer State Games competition. Athletes will be competing in the sports of athletics (track & field), bocce, golf and softball. All participants have trained in their hometowns for eight weeks prior to the Summer Games and have qualified to compete at the Summer Games at a regional level competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and experience the power of sports. For more details use the link below.
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Special Olympics Oregon
Phone:503-248-0600
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Various Venues
Newberg, Oregon
UNITED STATES

July 21, 2014

West Dundee – Unified Golf Qualifier

Join us on July 21st at Randall Oaks Golf Club in West Dundee, Illinois for our West Dundee -- Unified Golf Qualifier. Athletes and Unified partners from around the state will compete to qualify to for the Illinois State Golf Competition. For more details, refer to the contact information below.
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Dan Conley
Email:dconley@soill.org
Phone: 224-234-8635
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Randall Oaks Golf Club
4101 Binnie Road

West Dundee, Illinois
UNITED STATES

Jul 26 - 30 2014

Special Olympics World Golf Cup

This will be a Special Olympics level 5 golf competition that will include 18 to 24 of the best Special Olympics golf players in the world. All Special Olympics golf programs are welcome to send information about their top-5 players. Athletes will be selected and invited to compete in the tournament.
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Jesper Hviid
Email:jhv@dhif.dk
Phone:+4540157660
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Helsingor Golf Club
Gl. Hellebakvej 71
Helsingor
DENMARK

July 27, 2014

East Spokane Golf Tournament

Join us on Sunday, July 27th in Spokane, Washington as athletes from the Eastern Region compete in an annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Jill Ives
Email:Jives@sowa.org
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Spokane
Spokane, Washington
UNITED STATES

August 04, 2014

Area 11 Golf Outing

Join us on August 8th at The Highlands Golf Course in Grand Rapids, Michigan for the 7th Annual Special Olympics Golf Classic. This event raises funds for Special Olympics Michigan Area 11 and promotes awareness of our program. It costs $125 per person or $500 per team to participate. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:00am with event starting at 8:30am. This scramble format tournament promises to be a rewarding day with challenging golf, awards, prizes, food and fellowship with co-workers and Special Olympics Michigan Area 11 athletes! For more details please use the contact information below.
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Ashley Diersch
Email:ashley.diersch@somi.org
Phone:616-583-1202
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The Highlands Golf Course
2715 Leonard St. NW

Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Aug 10 - 11 2014

37th Annual San Luis Obispo County Golf Tournament

Tee off and change a life at the Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County. We will host this tournament at the beautiful San Luis Obispo Country Club on August 10 and 11. With your support, we can raise much needed funding for individuals with intellectual disabilities and have a fun day of golf. The auction and dinner will be held on Aug 10 and the golf tournament will be held on Aug 11.
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Jody Watty
Email:sanluisobispo@sosc.org
Phone:805.544.6444
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San Luis Obispo Country Club
255 Country Club Dr

San Luis Obispo, CA
UNITED STATES

August 24, 2014

Unified Golf Tournament

Join us on August 24th at East Greenwich Country Club in East Greenwich, Rhode Island for day of Unified Golf that will join people with and without intellectual disabilities on the green to play a round of golf together. Come and experience what it means to play unified!
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Special Olympics Rhode Island
Phone:401-349-4900
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East Greenwich Country Club
1646 Division Rd

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

September 09, 2014

Unified 9-Hole Golf Tournament

Join us on September 9th at Lakewood Golf Course in Madison, Maine for a day of Unified golf. Athletes and Unified partners from around the state will show their skill and play unified. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Maine
Phone:+1 (207) 879-0489
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Lakewood Golf Course
Route 201

Madison, Maine
UNITED STATES

Oct 10 - 11 2014

South Carolina Fall Games

Join us from October 10-11 at Pavilion Recreation Complex in Taylors, South Carolina as athletes from all over the state will be competing in Under 21 bocce, masters bowling, disc golf, flag football, volleyball, tennis, golf and soccer. Hope to see you there.
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Kelly Garrick
Email:kgarrick@so-sc.org
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Pavilion Recreation Complex
400 Scottswood Road

Taylors, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

Nov 1 - 3 2014

Special Olympics Nippon National Summer Games Fukuoka 2014

Athletes from all over Japan will come to the city of Fukuoka for the 2014 Special Olympics Fukuoka Games to participate in 3 days of competition in 12 sports. Athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, gymnastics, table tennis, volleyball and equestrian.
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Sayaka Sonobe
Email:tokyo_office@son.or.jp
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Multiple locations, Fukuoka
Fukuoka , Kyushu
JAPAN

Nov 8 - 9 2014

Virginia State Fall Championships

Fall Championships is one of Special Olympics Virginia's state level competitions, held at the end of the fall season in Virginia Beach. Approximately 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from across Virginia are selected to go for the gold in bowling, bocce, golf, volleyball, roller skating, and soccer competitions. Fall Championships also features a Saturday evening Opening Ceremony, where we light the Flame of Hope to "open" the Championships, followed by a Victory Dance - a favorite of both our athletes and volunteers!
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Gray Miller
Email:gmiller@specialolympicsva.org
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Various Virginia Beach Venues
Virginia Beach, Virginia
UNITED STATES

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.
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World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015
Email:info@la2015.org
Phone:213-892-6018
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Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California
UNITED STATES

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Golf Competitions

2014 Canada Summer Games

The Special Olympics 2014 Canada Summer Games was the largest Canadian Games ever. Athletes competed in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, football (soccer), golf, gymnastics, powerlifting and softball.


2014 Southern California Summer Invitational Games

Special Olympics athletes from Southern California and from around the world compete in Los Angeles.


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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