Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing golfers use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes. The game is played on golf “courses”, each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes.
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- In 1991, golf made its exhibition debut at the Special Olympics International Games in Minneapolis.
- Golf became an official sport at Special Olympics North Carolina at the 1993 Fall Games following a clinic at Summer Games in Greensboro.
- Special Olympics North Carolina became an affiliate member of the Carolinas Golf Association enabling athletes to carry a United States Golf Association (USGA) Handicap.
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Sport Development Teams (SDT) are responsible for assisting with local and state level programs and competition, educating coaches and officials, and promoting active engagement among athletes throughout the year. Click here for more information. Certified clinicians supplement the SDT by providing coaches training in their community.
Officiate for Special Olympics North Carolina by donating your time as a sports official. Contact email@example.com for more information.
If you are a PGA Professional, you may receive PGA MSR credits for volunteering with Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.