Region A Golf Individual Skills

Golf provides Special Olympics athletes the opportunity to develop their golf skills by participating in Individual Skills Competition, 3-Hole and 6-hole competitions. Golfers who have the ability to put all of the skills together can participate in 9-hole competition. Unified golf allows for athletes and their non-disabled peers to form teams in 9-hole competition.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in golf compete locally at Region Qualifying events. Athletes are then eligible to advance to state championships at the Outdoor Sports Festival held in Decatur in September.

Golf Events Offered in Illinois


  • 9-hole competition


  • 9-hole aggregate team play


  • 3-hole, 6-hole or 9-hole competition
    • Individual Skills Competition (Short & Long Putt, Chip Shot, Pitch Shot, Iron & Wood Shot

Competition Information

Golf Individual Skills is a qualifier for the State Golf Tournament. Gold medal recipients will advance to State Golf.

Facility Information

Skills will take place on the putting greens, chipping is located at the driving range. Bathrooms available. No carts will be available for spectators or guests.

Event Details

Registration: 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremony: 9:45 AM
Competition: 10:00 AM

Volunteer Information

Please click on the button below to register as a volunteer.


Athletes should follow the rule interpretations regarding uniforms. All necessary equipment such as Golf Clubs are the responsibility of the athlete or agency. Golf Balls will be provided for the skills.


Awards will be given after divisions complete the seven skills.


Lunch will be provided for all registered athletes, coaches and volunteers and will consist of a Hot Dog, Chips and a Drink. Concession stand is available for purchase. Water will be placed throughout the venue for athletes as needed.

Supporting Documents

2024 Region A Golf Skills Final Divisions

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.


2024 Region A Golf Individual Skills Results

All Gold Medal winners advance to the State Golf Tournament in Decatur, IL on September 7th and 8th.  Region A Entries are due to me by August 5th.  Region E – please check with your sports staff for entry deadlines.  Your entry score will be what the athlete scored at this recent competition. 

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X.  


Jul 15 2024


10:00 am - 2:00 pm




Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club
658 US-6 LaSalle, IL 61301
Trent Geiger


Trent Geiger
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