Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Deaf golfers compete for the camaraderie

By Ken Gordon

Deafness hardly impairs a golfer, but it can challenge those hosting a tournament. At Foxfire Golf Club this week, 104 men and 23 women have been competing in the annual tournament of the Midwest Deaf Golfers Association (and Midwest Deaf Ladies Golf Association).

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Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Gloucestershire welcomes deaf golfers ahead of the Open

The County Golf Partnership has established links with the Gloucester Deaf Association and has run structured five-week Get into Golf sessions at Sherdons Golf Club, near Tewkesbury. These are delivered by PGA Professional Andrew Etherington, who is able to communicate through sign language.

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2016 World Deaf Golf ChampionshipAt the end of last month’s World Deaf Golf Championships 2014 at the Traverse Golf Resort in USA, the World Deaf Golf Federation assigned Denmark as hosts for the next World Deaf Golf Championships to be held in Copenhagen in 2016.

The successful outcome of the bid for the event after several years of preparation is mainly due to the support and help from all our sponsors and partners. Therefore the upcoming Widex Open 2014 on the 12th of August at Gilleleje Golf Club is a step towards the World Deaf Golf Championships 2016 , where the best deaf golfers from around the world will compete against each other. When we gather for an exciting day in Gilleleje, all participants will get an opportunity to meet the Danish Deaf National Team, that in the USA recently won an individual silver and a team bronze medal and furthermore a chance to meet the WDGC 2016 - Committee and sponsors and partners for the event.

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Besley, Lopez, and Hoffman win 2014 World Deaf Golf Championships

The 2014 World Deaf Golf Championships (WDGC) at Traverse City, Michigan concluded yesterday with 111 golfers from 14 countries. The WDGC has three divisions, which are men, women, and seniors.

Jack Besley of Australia won the men's tournament with a final score of 295. Besley shot a 68 in the final round to win the men's division by 7 strokes. Hans Elgaard of Denmark finished in second with 302. Michael Burris and Paul Waring both of England tied for third with 306.

In the women's division, United States' Patty Lopez captured the championship by 13 strokes with a final score of 300. Andrea Hjellegjerde of Norway came in second with 313 and Leonie Warringa of Netherlands finished third with 330.

The seniors division had the most dramatic finish with Keith Worek of United States and Kenneth Hoffman of Canada going into playoff with both tied at 317. Hoffman captured his third straight championship winning the playoff. Charles Mikkers of Netherlands won third place with 318.

The United States swept the competition for the team tournaments winning the championships in men, women, and seniors divisions. Team tournament is compiled based on the best four scores of each round for all countries. Final results of the team tournament were not available at the time of publishing this article.

Several records were set at the 2014 WDGC with United States' Patty Lopez setting the lowest under par score of 70 and lowest final score with 300. Australia's Jack Besley score of 68 in the fourth round is the lowest score and is the fourth under par score in tournament history.

Unofficial Men Results
Unofficial Women Results
Unofficial Seniors Results

Official results will be released in late July and the 2016 WDGC will be held at Copenhagen, Denmark from July 23 to July 29, 2016.

Men Jack Besley
2014 WDGC Men Champion, Jack Besley of Australia (Photo Credit - Word Deaf Golf Federation)

Women Patty Lopez
2014 WDGC Women Champion, Patty Lopez of United States (Photo Credit - Word Deaf Golf Federation)

Seniors Kenneth Hoffman
2014 WDGC Men Champion, Kenneth Hoffman of Canada (Photo Credit - Word Deaf Golf Federation)

Greaves in a tie for ninth at world deaf championships with two rounds to go

By Ben Harris

Dunedoo golfer Chantell Greaves is in a tie for ninth after two rounds of the World Deaf Golf Championships in the United States.

Greaves has scored 182 strokes from her two rounds – 91 on both days – to sit alongside American Lauri Ponikiewski.

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Source: Mudgee Guardian

Local heading to World Deaf Golf Championships in Michigan

By Phillip Heilman

Daryn Taylor is heading home with a world championship on his mind.

Taylor, who has worked in the residential dorm at FSDB for the past 10 years, grew up in Big Rapids, Mich., and will be returning to his home state to compete in the World Deaf Golf Championships this week in Traverse City. He is one of 64 players in the men’s field, which begins with Tuesday’s first round.

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Source: The St Augustine Record

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