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US Deaf Golf Championships start with a crowded field in Men's Division

2015 USDGCThe first round of the United States Deaf Golf Championships (USDGC) at the Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana, Maryland ended this afternoon with a crowded field for the top five spots in the men’s division.

Michael Mabashov and Jay Stally sit in first place tied with 75. With just one stroke back at 76, Brandon Babineaux and Eric Brumm, Jr. are tied for third. David Wantuck rounds out the top five at 78.

Patricia Lopez has already separated herself from the field in the women’s division shooting 78. Susan Zupnik ended the day in second place 10 strokes behind at 88 and Melissa Stockton finished with 90 for the third place spot. Laura Ponikiweski scored 93 and Mary Batchel had 95 for the top five spots.

Bill Roberts had the day’s best score with 74 and the first place slot in the men’s seniors division. David Ramirez is in second place being two strokes back at 76. Timothy Dapp shot 81 for third and John Rush had 83 for the fourth spot. Gerald Isobe and Keith Worek tied at 84 for the 5th place spot.

The USDGC tournament continues tomorrow with the second round and the first day’s from today can be viewed below.

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Silence on the course: Deaf golfer Pono Tokioka makes no excuses as the future of Warrior golf

By Christian Shimabuku

“Is it as peaceful as it looks?” A friend asked the future of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa men’s golf team.

“As a golfer, no. I don’t think there’s peace in golf,” Justin “Pono” Tokioka said. “Golf is all about thinking. You have to play with your mind and when you have a bad shot you get frustrated. If you play well, you still have to focus and keep it up. Unless you play for fun or with friends, it’s peaceful. When you play competitively, there’s no peace.”

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Source. The Voice Kaleo

Deaf sports group makes playing an easier thing

By Jennifer Taplin

It’s a Sunday morning at the gym in Halifax’s Canada Games Centre and eight deaf and hard-of-hearing kids and adults are trying their hand at golf.

“It was pretty fun,” said Dominic Crawford, a hard-of-hearing 11-year-old. Golf is nothing new to the boy since his grandfather used to own a golf course.

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Source: The Chronicle Herald

PRG to Kit Out England Deaf Golf Squad

PRG, which enjoyed a record 2014, is delighted to announce a new deal that will see the brand provide stylish PomPom headcovers to the England Deaf Golf squad. PRG re-introduced the classic retro PomPom headcover to the golf accessory market seven years ago, since when success has followed success thanks to a whole raft of innovative and eye-catching products that have made it golf’s most sought-after accessory brand.

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Source: Golf Business News

Channel 4 profiles Deaf Golf

UK Deaf SportHow wonderful would it be for a Deaf golfer to win the Masters? Impossible you might be thinking. Well, there are a couple of Deaf golfers around the world who have the potential and hold such ambitions. At 18 years of age, the highly accomplished Paul Waring is amongst them. Following an interview with Transworld Sport, due to be aired on our televisions on the 18th October, Paul was kind enough to answer some questions for us so that we could find out how this young man has become such a leading figure in world deaf sport.

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Source: UK Deaf Sport

Politicians listen in for Aussie golf

Federal politicians from all sides took to the fairways of Federal Golf Club in Canberra on Monday as a joint experience for Hearing Awareness Week with Friends of the Australian Golf Industry Council.

The guests of honour were World Number 1 deaf golfer Jack Besley from Victoria, together with Australian team members Jack McLeod and Linda Davis.

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Source: Golf Australia

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