Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in Special Olympics, literally taking off since the late 1990′s. According to the Special Olympics website, there are over 8,000 Special Olympics athletes competing in golf each year.
In addition to team and individual stroke play, new athletes have the opportunity to learn the basic skills of golf through competitive events that emphasize using a particular club for a specific shot: short putt, long putt, chip shot, and so on.
Among Special Olympics sports, golf provides one of the greatest opportunities for our athletes to train and compete among and alongside their peers. The public setting of a golf course is a great venue for our athletes to demonstrate the skills and passion for the game.