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.

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junio 25, 2014 | Latin America: Mexico

Invitación a los Juegos de Verano en el Sur de California, 2014

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 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. Con la participación de 1200 atletas locales de 28 programas de SO Sur de California y 150 Atletas de 12 países de los programas internacionales entre ellos: SO Taipéi China, SO Costa Rica, SO Egipto, SO Gran Bretaña, SO Indonesia, SO Irak, SO Macau, SO México, SO Japón, SO Arabia Saudita, SO Emiratos Árabes Unidos, SO Hong Kong. 6 Deportes: Natación, Atletismo, Basquetbol, Bochas, Gimnasia y Golf.Olimpiadas Especiales México, Baja California, Represento a nuestro país en 2 deportes, Atletismo y Natación; con una delegación de 23 Atletas, 2 Entrenadores, 2 Asistentes de Entrenador, 2 Auxiliares, 1 Delegado y 1 Asistente de Delegado. México regreso con 11 de ORO, 18 de PLATA y 4 de BRONCE

About Paola Martinelli:Directora Nacional de Comunicación y Mercadotecnia
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agosto 02, 2013 | Latin America: Guatemala

"Copa Roberto Cottone 2013" a beneficio Olimpiadas Especiales Guatemala

By Karla Sosa

Equipos participantes en el acto de inauguración.

El sábado 27 de julio se llevó a cabo el torneo de golf "Copa Roberto Cottone 2013" a beneficio de Olimpiadas Especiales Guatemala, torneo organizado por la empresa TR Golf.View Story El sábado 27 de julio se llevó a cabo el torneo de golf "Copa Roberto Cottone 2013" a beneficio de Olimpiadas Especiales Guatemala, torneo organizado por la empresa TR Golf. Se contó con la participación de 54 golfistas, estos distribuidos en 6 equipos los que con su inscripción colaborarion a recaudar fondos para los atletas de Olimpiadas Especiales. El torneo se llevó a cabo en el Mayan Golf Club, contando con la participación de varias marcas patrocinadoras, atletas de Olimpiadas Especiales, padres de familias y publico en general. El equipo ganador se fué el Dudo de la Muerte, que totalizó 611 golpes y en segundo lugar quedó el equipo de TR Golf con 15 golpes. Al finalizar el evento lo jugadores compartieron con algunos atletas de Olimpiadas Especiales en un almuerzo donde hubo rifas, concursos y se hizo la entrega de la copa al equipo ganador. Con este torneo se espera la continuidad a los entrenos de golf a los atletas del programa nacional.

About Karla Sosa:Trabajo en la oficina del Programa Nacional de Olimpiadas Especiales Guatemala.
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Golf Events




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
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Helsingor Golf Club
Gl. Hellebakvej 71

julio 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
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Spokane, Washington

abril 08, 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
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The Highlands Golf Course
2715 Leonard St. NW

Grand Rapids, Michigan

oct 8 - nov 8 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
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San Luis Obispo Country Club
255 Country Club Dr

San Luis Obispo, CA

agosto 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
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East Greenwich Country Club
1646 Division Rd

East Greenwich, Rhode Island

septiembre 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

oct 10 - nov 10 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
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Pavilion Recreation Complex
400 Scottswood Road

Taylors, South Carolina

ene 11 - mar 11 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
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Multiple locations, Fukuoka
Fukuoka , Kyushu

ago 11 - sep 11 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
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Various Virginia Beach Venues
Virginia Beach, Virginia

jul 24 - feb 8 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
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Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California

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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 compete in Los Angeles.

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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