Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Chasing down a dream

By Ben Everill

2017 Genesis OpenPACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Moments before he headed to the iconic first tee at Riviera Country Club, Kevin Hall walked to the edge of the cliff on the putting green overlooking the historic layout, and needed a moment to himself.

For the hearing-impaired golfer, the reality of his first start on the PGA TOUR in almost 11 years was sinking in. His nerves “were all over the place.”

Read more: http://www.pgatour.com/news/2017/02/16/kevin-hall-11-years-genesis-open-riviera-country-club.html

Source: PGA Tour

Kevin Hall's path to the Genesis Open was anything but easy

By Jason Sobel

2017 Genesis OpenPACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- The powers-that-be at the Genesis Open -- a group that includes new tournament host Tiger Woods -- had a terrific idea. They decided to rename their annual exemption for a golfer representing a minority background in honor of the legendary Charlie Sifford.

Then they had an even better idea.

They gave the exemption to Kevin Hall.

Read more: http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/18693785/golf-path-genesis-open-field-was-anything-easy-hearing-impaired-kevin-hall

Source: ESPN

Kevin Hall, deaf since age 2, to play in PGA Tour's Genesis Open

By Brentley Romine

2017 Genesis OpenKevin M. Hall will play in next week’s Genesis Open on a sponsor exemption – but not just any sponsor exemption.

Hall has received the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption, which has afforded a golfer representing a minority background the opportunity to compete in the PGA Tour event for nearly a decade.

Read more: http://golfweek.com/2017/02/08/pga-tour-genesis-open-kevin-hall/

Source: Golfweek

This man has become golf’s first accredited coach for deaf people

By Emma Williams

UK Deaf Sport NewA PGA professional in Lincolnshire has become the first person who works in golf in England to achieve the DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark, the accreditation scheme that was launched last year.

Darren Game teaches at his indoor Bourne Golf Centre and his Lincolnshire Junior Academy at Toft Golf Club, and has been recognised for making golf more accessible to deaf people.

Read more: http://www.golfclubmanagement.net/2016/11/this-man-has-become-golfs-first-accredited-coach-for-deaf-people/

Source: Golf Club Management

Bourke second in world golf event

By Tim O’Connor

2016 World Deaf Golf ChampionshipBallarat’s Paul Bourke has returned from a successful appearance on the world golfing stage.

Bourke was part of the Australian team that finished second in the senior teams division of the World Deaf Golf Championships.

The 51-year-old, from Alfredton, played a key role in the Aussie team of four which finished second to the United States of America quartet.

Read more: http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/4258093/bourke-second-in-world-golf-event/

Source: The Courier

Allen, Ingman, Lothan win 2016 World Deaf Golf Championships

2016 World Deaf Golf ChampionshipThe 2016 World Deaf Golf Championships at Copenhagen, Denmark came to a close yesterday with 98 players and 18 countries represented.

Men’s Tournament
Women’s Tournament
Senior’s Tournament

Mens Individual
1st - John Allen (Germany) 289
2nd - Paul Waring (England) 310
3rd - Brandon Babineaux (USA) 314

Mens Individual (U23)
1st - Paul Waring (England) 310

Ladies Individual
1st - Lydia Ingman (England) 333
2nd - Leonie Warringa (Nederlands) 341
3rd - Andrea Hjellegjerde (Norway) 353

Ladies Individual (U23)
1st - Lydia Ingman (England) 333

Seniors Indivdual
1st - Mark Lothan (Scotland) 334
2nd - Kenneth Hoffmann (Canada) 337
3rd - John Rush (USA) 338

Seniors Individual (65+)
1st - Michael Finneran (USA) 350

Mens Team
1st - USA 1312
2nd - Germany 1343
3rd - Denmark 1366
4th - Sweden 1387
5th - Australia 1398
6th - England 1421
7th - Ireland 1482

Ladies Team
1st - England 717
2nd - USA 742

Seniors Team
1st - USA 677
2nd - Australia 705
3rd - Scotland 707
4th - Canada 716
5th - England 729
6th - Ireland 759

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