|As Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) continues to develop lifetime sport opportunities, golf has emerged as an appealing option in this category. Golf made its exhibition debut at the 1991 International Games in Minneapolis, MN, and North Carolina was one of many states that returned with a desire to implement a golf program. After a clinic at the 1993 Summer Games in Greensboro, SONC offered golf as an official sport, beginning with the Fall Games in Charlotte.
Rules and Resources
Level 1: Individual Skills Competition
Level 2: Alternate Shot Team Play (9 hole)
Level 3: Alternate Shot Unified Sports Team Play (18 hole)
Level 4: Individual Stroke Play Competition (9 hole)
Level 5: Individual Stroke Play Competition (18 hole)
Divisional Qualifiers are designed to division athlete/teams for the state-level event. Attendance and participation is mandatory to advance to state-level competition.
SONC Fall Tournament is held in High Point the first weekend in November.
Special Olympics National Golf Invitational Tournament is hosted by Special Olympics North America and is traditionally held in September.
All forms must be submitted by the local program coordinator.
Qualifier Registration Forms
Fall Tournament Sport Registration Forms
Below are the sport-specific registration forms which must be submitted by the local program coordinator along with the remainder of Fall Tournament registration. Click here for a full list of Fall Tournament registration forms.
For coaches’ use only – do NOT submit with registration
Sport Development Team
These volunteers advise SONC staff regarding sport rule modifications, competition and also train coaches in their sport! For more information on the golf sport development team, contact one of the members below or Michael King, SONC staff liaison.
Carl Hibbett, Jr.
In addition to the sport development team, these volunteers are able to conduct local sport specific training schools on behalf of SONC. Contact the clinician in your area if you would like to schedule a training (their county of residence is located under their name). For more information on becoming a certified clinician, contact Andrea Stamm.