Region C 3-6-9 Golf
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What Is Golf?
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
All golfers and caddies must walk the course. Clubs may ride on carts driven by the volunteer scorekeepers.
- Caddies must be registered on volunteer hub, no day of caddies will be allowed.
Spectators: Due to the number of golfers, there will be no carts available for spectators. Please communicate to your families if they are attending they should be prepared to walk the course. Spectators must remain on the cart paths ONLY while watching the competition.
Restroom access will be available through the locker room doors or by using the Pro Shop entrance.
7:00am Team Registration Begins
7:30am Coaches / Caddies / Scorekeepers Meeting – Club House
8:05am Opening Ceremony at carts
8:20am Shuttles begin shuttling starting with 9 Hole golfers.
8:45am (approx) Shuttles begin shuttling 6 Hole golfers.
9:00am (approx) Shuttles begin shuttling 3 Hole golfers.
Please check back closer to the event for more information.
Golf clubs, PPE and water.
Awards will be presented OUTSIDE once a full division has completed the course.
Lunch will not be provided. Please ask athletes to bring their own snack to eat while out on the course, if necessary.
Who We Are
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.