Region K Golf Clinic – CANCELLED
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.
Golf Individual Skills Clinic – 7 Individual Skills will be demonstrated with athletes and coaches participating in training activities.
7 Individual Skills will be setup using 2 putting greens, the driving range and open areas. Restrooms are available at the clubhouse.
- Team Check-in 1:00-1:15 pm – Athletes will be divided into small groups of 2 or 3 and moved to each of the first 4 skills locations, along with a metal folding chair that the athletes will take with them as they rotate through the skills. Coaches will be available to help any athlete that cannot carry their own chair.
- 1:15 – 2:30 (2) Clinicians will rotate through each of the 4 skills where the athletes are seated and demonstrate the skill. Once the skill has been demonstrated athletes will then continue to practice the skill. As each small group completes the skill, they will then rotate through the 4 skills.
- 2:45 – 4:00 The same process will be repeated for the final 3 skills.
Equipment will be provided for this clinic. Each skills station will have clubs and balls for each person in each of the small groups. Equipment will be cleaned before the next group in the rotation.
There will be no divisioning. Certificates of Completion will be presented individually to athletes.
Bottled water will be provided along with a factory sealed snack. A no-touch trash receptacle will be available to dispose of trash.
Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
To make sure we abide by the 50 person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.
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.