Region B Unified Golf
What Is Golf?
Golf provides Special Olympics Illinois athletes the opportunity to develop their golf skills by participating in three competitions that include individual skills, three-hole and six-hole. Golfers who have the ability to put all of the skills together can participate in nine-hole competition. Unified golf allows for those with and without intellectual disabilities to form teams in the nine-hole competition.
As in all Special Olympics Illinois 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 State Golf Tournament held in Decatur each September.
Golf Events Offered in Illinois
- Nine-hole competition
- Nine-hole aggregate team play
- Three-hole, six-hole or nine-hole competition
- Individual skills competition (short & long putt, chip shot, pitch shot, iron & wood shot)
All Special Olympics Illinois golf competitions abide by United States Golf Association rules. Any modifications to these rules done by Special Olympics Illinois can be found in the linked rules interpretation.
This event will be held at Randall Oaks Golf Club in West Dundee. Parking is available in the main lot
This is a CLOSED COURSE. Coaches and/or family/spectators may be on the course, so long as they do not interfere with the course of play. No golf carts are available for coaches/spectators that are not assisting with the tournament.
There is a driving range (for warm-up) located onsite and a shuttle will assist golfers getting back and forth to the range.
|9:00 a.m.||Athlete Registration opens|
|9:00 a.m.||Driving Range opens for practice/warm up|
|9:30 a.m.||Athlete/Unified Partner Meeting|
|10:15 a.m.||Opening Ceremonies|
|10:30 a.m.||Shot Gun Start|
|Awards||Awards will be presented once a full division has completed the course.|
Athlete and Unified Partners are expected to bring their own golf clubs
Awards will be presented at the gazebo when a full division of golfers is finished with their round.
The concession stand inside Randal Oaks Golf Club will be open.
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 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 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.
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