Region B Unified Golf
All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.
Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.
SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site.
Please check with your Region staff on the status of spectators attending competitions. The decision on allowing spectators is based on the facility being used for the competition, the rules they have and the amount of people above the number of registered athletes and coaches they can safely accommodate. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians if spectators will be allowed at this competition.
Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.
Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:
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
If you are assigned to the front nine you only play the front nine. If you are assigned on the back nine you only play the back nine. For example if you start at five after you after you play hole nine you’ll then go to hole one.
Please make sure athletes are dressed appropriately for competition and the weather. Absolutely no jeans or jean shorts are allowed. Jewelry is also not permitted. Competitors wearing golf shoes MUST have soft spikes.
All competitors MUST walk the course. Golf Carts will be available to help with equipment ONLY. Any Athlete/Partner riding in a cart (without approval granted at the entry deadline) will be disqualified.
Athletes and Unified Partners must tee-up their own ball.
A maximum stroke on any hole will be 11. The ball must go in the hole on the 10th stroke, or the athlete must pick up their ball and move to the next hole. See rule below
Golf 10x Scoring. If a 10th stroke is played without holing the shot, the player shall record a score of 10x and proceed to the next hole. In order to differentiate from a participant who completes the hole on their 10th stroke, a 10x will be counted as an “11” on the total scorecard (10 strokes + 1 penalty). This rule applies in unified scoring as well where an athlete’s score is added to the unified partners score to get a total.
Competitors in unified competition receiving a 10x on every hole at the Region Qualifier will receive a participation ribbon with no advancement.
The use of any device for the purpose of gauging or measuring distance or conditions that might affect their play is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
The form of play will be aggregate. The players will play their own ball on each hole.
|Name||Athlete Name||Athlete Type||Starting Hole||Final Div|
|KCCO Hilger/Schobert||Hilger, Julie||Athlete||1||CO5|
|Schobert, Patricia||Unified Partner||1|
|KCCO Pierson/Baker||Pierson, Leah||Athlete||1||CO5|
|Baker, Holly||Unified Partner||1|
|FVSRA Webster/Webster||Webster, Jamice||Athlete||3||CO5|
|Webster, James||Unified Partner||3|
|NISRA Othick/Greene||Othick, Justin||Athlete||3||CO5|
|Greene, Steven||Unified Partner||3|
|KCCO LaCoco/Bill||LaCoco, Richard||Athlete||5||CO5|
|Bill, Susan||Unified Partner||5|
|FVSRA Brizzolara/Chmielewski||Brizzolara, Ben||Athlete||7||CO4|
|Chmielewski, Michael||Unified Partner||7|
|NISRA Kremer/Heini||Kremer, Austin||Athlete||7||CO4|
|Heinie, Norman||Unified Partner||7|
|Rockford Blahunka/Blahunka||Blahunka, Logan||Athlete||9||CO4|
|Blahunka, Lucas||Unified Partner||9|
|KCCO Bootz/Willis||Bootz, Kaylee||Athlete||9||CO4|
|Willis, Brian||Unified Partner||9|
|NISRA McEwen/McEwen||McEwen, Daniel||Athlete||10||CO3|
|McEwen, William||Unified Partner||10|
|KCCO Armstrong/Henegan||Armstrong, Robert||Athlete||10||CO3|
|Henegan, John||Unified Partner||10|
|NISRA Jacoby/Jacoby||Jacoby, Matthew||Athlete||11||CO3|
|Jacoby, Tim||Unified Partner||11|
|NISRA Lawrence/Lawrence||Lawrence, Nicholas||Athlete||11||CO3|
|Lawrence, Rich||Unified Partner||11|
|NISRA Cook/Cook||Cook, Joseph||Athlete||12||CO3|
|Cook, Joseph||Unified Partner||12|
|FVSRA Propheter/Adams||Propheter, Amanda||Athlete||13||CO2|
|Adams, Abigail||Unified Partner||13|
|NISRA Baranowski/Piacenza||Baranowski, Cameron||Athlete||13||CO2|
|Piacenza, Jennifer||Unified Partner||13|
|NISRA Steiner/Straube||Steiner, Jonathon||Athlete||15||CO2|
|Straube, Chrsitian||Unified Partner||15|
|DVSRA Pisani/Vaughn||Pisani, Louis||Athlete||15||CO2|
|Vaughn, Matt||Unified Partner||15|
|FVSRA Landwehr/Schubert||Landwehr, Marietta||Athlete||16||CO1|
|Schubert, Darren||Unified Partner||16|
|KCCO Kuehn/Kuehn||Kuehn, Jeremy||Athlete||16||CO1|
|Kuehn, Richard||Unified Partner||16|
|NWSRA Calzaretta/Calzaretta||Calzaretta, John||Athlete||17||CO1|
|Calzaretta, Robert||Unified Partner||17|
|NEDSRA Staffeldt/Staffeldt||Staffeldt, Colin||Athlete||17||CO1|
|Staffeldt, Chris||Unified Partner||17|
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.
|8:30 a.m.||Athlete Registration opens|
|9:00 a.m.||Driving Range opens for practice/warm up|
|9:30 a.m.||Athlete/Unified Partner Meeting|
|10:00 a.m.||Opening Ceremonies|
|10:30 a.m.||Shot Gun Start|
|Awards||Awards will be presented once a full division has completed the course.|
We currently have a waitlist open for scorekeepers for this event. Please click the link below to sign up. We will reach out the Wednesday prior to the tournament day to let you know our volunteer need.
It is expected that all athletes bring their own equipment, none will be provided.
Awards will be presented at the gazebo when a full division of golfers is finished.
GUIDELINES FOR OUTDOOR EVENTS HEAT, COLD, LIGHTNING and WEATHER POLICIES FOR COMPETITION:
Guidelines for All Events:
Cancellations will be decided on a case by case basis.
Heat Guidelines for all one day events:
- If any of the following conditions are forecasted orare reached during the event then the event will be cancelled:
- 1. Temperature above 95 degrees
- 2. Heat Index above 102 degrees
- 3. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory Warning for the time frame of the event.
- If any of the following conditions exist, the event is suspended and individuals are moved to a safe location:
- The facility lightning detection device provides an alert.
- If no lightning detection device then, the first flash of lightning, clap of thunder and/or other criteria such as increasing winds or darkening skies.
- Activity may not be resumed for 30 minutes after both the last sound of thunder and last flash of lightning.
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 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.