Golf was introduced to the Deaflympics Programme and had its inaugural event at the 2017 Summer Deaflympics at Samsun, Turkey. It proved to be a successful introduction of Golf with Allen John (GER) and Kaylin Yost (USA) winning the Gold Medal for their categories. Additionally, the Strokeplay Qualifying and Matchplay Knockout format was very well received.
WDGF is proud to work in partnership with ICSD in overseeing the golf event at the Deaflympics.
Allen John (GER)
Kaylin Yost (USA)
Paul Waring (GBR)
Diksha Dagar (IND)
Steven Cafferty (GBR)
Andrea Hjellegjerde (NOR)
The ICSD (International Committee of Sports for the Deaf) accepted the WDGF’s proposal to be added to the 2017 Deaflympics program. The original proposal was submitted for the 2013 ICSD Congress – it was approved by the ICSD Executive Board in 2015. At the WDGC 2016 Closing Ceremony, ICSD Vice President David Lanesman announced that the golf event is officially a medal sport.