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Paul Bourke off to World Deaf Golf Championships

By Brendan Wrigley

2016 World Deaf Golf ChampionshipAN impressive recent run of form has put Paul Bourke on course to feature in the biggest tournament of his career.

The 51-year-old Alfredton resident received the call-up to represent Australia in the senior division of the World Deaf Golf Championships in Copenhagen after claiming the men’s A-grade nett title at the Victorian Deaf Golf Championships.

Read more: http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/4031546/bourke-earns-national-call-up/

Source: The Courier

Widex Proudly Sponsors World Deaf Championships

2016 World Deaf Golf ChampionshipWidex is the main sponsor of the11th World Deaf Golf Championship 2016.

The tournament, at the Royal Golf Club in Copenhagen, runs from June 26 to 29 and features 106 players from 18 different countries.

“The World Championships are one of the most prestigious events in sport,” says Joachim T. Krøyer, the head of the Danish Deaf Sports Federation. “It’s fantastic for all of us who love golf that we are hosting it here.”

Read more: http://blog.widex.com/post/146986414943

Source: Widex

Golf: Hall inspiring on the golf course

By Adam Thompson

Kevin Hall was two-and-a-half years old when he was declared deaf.

Through trials and tribulations, the Cincinnati, Ohio native is determined not to let his handicap, his lack of hearing, deter him from doing big things.

Read more: http://www.newbernsj.com/sports/20160617/golf-hall-inspiring-on-golf-course

Source: Sun Journal

Deaf golfers coming to Jekyll Island

By Gordon Jackson

SE Deaf Golfers AssociationA golf tournament is coming to Jekyll Island for the first time where the gallery won’t hear participants yell “fore” if they hit an errant shot.

The golfers are participating in the Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association Tournament, which is being played in Georgia for the first time in the tournament’s 47-year history, said Rita King, one of the tournament’s organizers.

Read more: http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/deaf-golfers-coming-to-jekyll-island/article_ccb9b389-fefb-5c02-9070-f0ce5b3ad74b.html

Source: The Brunswick News

First Swingers savour SA Open start

By Lali Stander

The arrival of well-known American pair Chad Pfeifer and Vince Biser at Zwartkop Country Club on Sunday morning sent a ripple of excitement through this year’s participants of the Nedbank SA Disabled Open.

Raylen de Wee and Charles Williams caught a quick photo with the Yanks before setting off at a brisk pace to catch up with the rest of the First Swing Programmers for a practice round ahead of Monday’s first round.

Read more: http://www.citizen.co.za/1097470/first-swingers-savour-sa-open-start/

Source: The Citizen

Australian Deaf Golf champions crowned

By Christian Puccini

2016 Australian Deaf GamesThe 23rd Australian Deaf Golf Championships was held at Mt Osmond Golf Club, in Adelaide, 9-16 January as part of the Australian Deaf Games.

The Championships were proudly supported by Empower Golf, established specifically to facilitate and promote golf for all Australians regardless of their physical or psychological abilities.

Read more: http://www.golf.org.au/newsdisplay/australian-deaf-golf-champions-crowned/91960

Source: Golf Australia

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