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Mabashov wins 2018 SEDGA open championship

SE Deaf Golfers AssociationMichael Mabashov picked up his fourth SEDGA (Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association) open championship in the last five years at the 49th annual tournament held at Totteridge Golf Course in Greensburg, Pennsylvania from June 19th through 21st. Mabashov finished the tournament with a score of 221.

Scott Davidson managed to hold off Michael Finneran in the Senior Division despite scoring 83 on the final day to take the championship at 227. Finneran came in second with 230.

Patrick Cullen scored 244 to take the championship title in Super Senior division.

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Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association Open wraps up 49th edition

By Paul Schofield

SE Deaf Golfers AssociationDan Hall didn't get a chance to play at Totteridge golf course this week in the 49th annual Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association Open.

Back surgery prevented him from playing for the 21st time.

But Hall still was at the course watching his 93 friends compete and heckling them with hand signs.

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Source: TribLive

Seven set for World Deaf Golf Champs

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CHAMPION: Jack McLeod will be hoping to add a second World Deaf Championship crown to his 2012 title

Seven NSW players have been selected to be part of the Australian Team for the World Deaf Golf Championships in Ireland from July 24-27th.

Debbie Byrnes, Chantell Greaves, Luke Ellis, Andy Honeysett, Jack McLeod, Robert Bowler and Craig Douglas form part of the largest ever contingent to be sent to the championship which will take place on the Montgomery and O’meara courses at the Carlton House Golf Club in County Kildare.

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Source: Golf NSW

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Kevin Hall, the tour's first deaf golfer, is not giving up on his chase

By Joel Beall

WebCom Tour - GolfTime is of no concern to Kevin Hall. There may be an internal clock, sure, ticking to a point of no return. But Hall can't control its perpetually moving hands, so why bother. Besides, there's work to be done. His dream, after all, is closer than it's ever been.

Hall has spent 14 years chasing it: membership on the PGA Tour. He's enjoyed a handful of starts on tour during his career, but has mostly toiled in the sport's minors. Not the, Latinoamérica or Mackenzie circuits, mind you, where decent money can be had. Hall has ventured in the wilderness, those provincial tours where you carry your own bag and are chased off the course by the men's 45-and-older Thursday beer league

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Source: Golfworld

Deaf golfer Kevin Hall earns (at least) conditional Tour status

By Alex Myers

WebCom Tour - GolfAn opening 77 put Kevin Hall in a deep hole after Day 1 of the second stage of Tour Qualifying School. But for someone who has been deaf since he was 2 due to H-flu meningitis, overcoming one bad round was easy. With scores of 71, 66 and 68 over the final three days at Highland Oaks (Dothan, Ala.), Hall finished T-10 to advance to the final stage of Q School next month.

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Source: Golfworld

Deaflympicsgb's Steven Cafferty: “Golf was my saviour"

By Andy Roberts

Steven Cafferty may have fulfilled a childhood dream this summer when picking up a bronze medal at the Deaflympics, but he's not prepared to stop there. Far from it.

Cafferty, 27, may spend the majority of his days custom fitting and selling golf clubs as a sales advisor at American Golf, but when he is not out on the course rolling home birdies, you can find him doing everything he can to raise money to fund Deaf Golf and Deaf Sport in general

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Source: GolfMagic

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