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In a one of a kind golf event, the World Deaf Golf Championships tees off this weekend at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Northern Michigan. This weekend marks the tenth edition of the bi-annual event and gives over 100 of the best deaf/hard of hearing golfers from 14 different nations a shot at the “Bear and The Wolverine”.
According to UpNorthLive.com, Bernie Brown of the United States Deaf Golf Association is quoted as saying,
“I’ve played several challenging courses. This is one of the top, it’s very well designed, its a very good challenge and they have very good levels for all the different golfers.”
DID YOU KNOW?
The World Deaf Golf Federation (WDGF) was established in 1994 at Battle Creek, Michigan by 5 nations: Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and the United States. The purpose of the establishment is to oversee the international deaf golf competitions; and the purpose also brought the unifying nations to share their friendship and passion for golf. The WDGF became an Associate member of the International Committee of the Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) in 2007 and has been hosting the international competitions under the auspices of the ICSD since 2008.
World Deaf Golf Championships
The first World Deaf Golf Championship (WDGC) was hosted at England in 1995. The following championship was in 1998 and the host nation was the United States. The event was converted to an even year due to the Deaflympics being held in an odd year. South Africa, Ireland, Sweden, Canada, Australia, Scotland, and Japan were the hosting nations of the biannual event. The event started off as a singular championship; and in the later years new divisions were added to include Ladies and Senior Men (min. age 50).
Final Results (Unofficial!)