The 13th World Deaf Golf Championships (WDGC) was held at the Wailua Golf Club in Lihue, Hawaii on October 18-21, 2022 which was attended by 109 golfers from 12 countries. The WDGC has been held every two years since 1995. The Wailua GC has hosted 3 USGA Amateur Public Links Championships and was voted by Golf Digest as one of Hawaii’s best 15 golf courses and is also rated #3
Course in Hawaii by The Golf Channel. 17th Par-3 Hole by the Pacific Ocean
Our congratulations to the winners (in each category).
2 Russell Bowie (CAN) 294, 1 Nico Gulden (GER) 285, 3 McGowin Miller (USA) 298
1 Vanessa Girke (GER) 307, 2 Sasha Laoun (CAN) 311, 3 Margaux Brejo (FRA) 315 (on right picture)
Men’s Senior Individual:
2 Doren Granberry (USA) 317, 1 Bill Roberts (USA) 312, 3 Mike Houston (USA) 317
Here is an attached PDF for official results of the 2022 WDGC
In the end of the Closing Ceremony, USA Mike Finneran passed the WDGF flag to representatives of Deaf Golf Australia (Geoff Read and Mariellen Coles) who will the next hosts of the WDGC, at Gold Coast, Australia in August 2024. We will see you all there!
The WDGF General Meeting was held on the 15th of October 2022 prior to the Championships, and the new board of directors were elected. Names from left in the picture below is as follows: David Barber (FIN), Gavin Balharrie (AUS), Keith Worek (USA), Simeon Hart (ENG), Joachim Kroyer (DEN), Don Conway (IRE) and Yumi Sodeyama (JPN). Congratulations to them and keep up the hard work!