• Golf made its exhibition
debut at the 1991 International
Games in Minneapolis, MN.
After a clinic at the 1993
Summer Games in Greensboro,
SONC offered golf as an official
sport for the first time at the
1993 Fall Games in Charlotte
and it continues to be held
with Fall Tournament.
• Competition at the state level is comprised of a round
of competition on each day and scores from both days
• Prior to the state-level event, course players submit
scores from six games. This is used as qualifying
information to put them in competitive groupings,
All awards are given on the last day of
competition. Athletes must wait for everyone
in their division to complete competition
before places can be determined, so there
may be a delay since not all rounds will finish
at the same time.
What is alternate shot?
The athlete and his/her Unified Partner
do a round of nine holes of golf with the
athlete completing one hole, then the
partner doing the next hole and so on. At
this level, the partner can teach strategy.
Only athletes, Unified
Partners, and caddies
should be on the
course. Please remain
quiet while watching
play and do not use
Types of Competition:
Individual skills – athletes still building skills for
course play are scored at stations for short and
long putt, chip, pitch, wood and iron shots
Unified Alternate Shot Team Play (9 or 18 holes)
– 1 athletes and 1 Unified Partner
Individual stroke play (9 or 18 holes) – 1 athlete
Unified competition brings people with and without
intellectual disabilities together on the same team.
Do You Know Your Golf…
1. From what material were golf balls originally created?
2. A “round” of golf is typically how many holes?
3. What is a score used as a standard for a particular
ANSWERS: 1. WOOD; 2. 18; 3. PAR