2018 State Golf Competitions

   2018 State Golf Competitions

  • Individual Skills Contest
    • Date: Saturday August 25th, 2018 – 8:30am-2pm
    • Location: Loon’s Cove Golf Course – Skowhegan, Maine
    • This event features a morning of golf skills clinic and an afternoon of Skills contest with awards
    • All new golfer athletes who want to compete in either Unified or Individual Golf tournaments must first compete in the Individual Skills Contest to receive a qualifying score.
    • Athletes that are registering for the Unified or Individual Golf Tournaments are not eligible to compete in the Individual Skills Contest
  • Unified 9-Hole Tournament
    • Date: Thursday September 6th, 2018 – 11am-3pm
    • Location: Lakewood Golf Course – Madison, Maine
    • Form of Play: Unified Alternate Shot
  • Individual 9-Hole Tournament
    • Date:September 22nd, 2018 – 2-6pm
    • Location: Martindale Country Club – Auburn, Maine
    • Form of Play: Stroke Play
Individual 9-Hole & Unified 9 Hole Competition Eligibility
  • All new golfers must have received an appropriate qualifying score previously at our State Individual Skills Contest
  • Golfers entered must have played a minimum of 2 9-Hole rounds of golf
  • Has been trained by a certified Head Gold Coach and has been instructed in and demonstration of the understanding of the basic safety procedures, rules and etiquette of golf.
  • Golfers must be able to complete 9 holes in 2.5 hours.
  • All male players must wear a collared shirt – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • No jean or gym shorts may be worn – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Golf shoes are recommended – no metal spikes
  • Each player is responsible for providing their own equipment.
  • Golfers must be able to walk during the entire round.  Exception: A Walking Rule Exemption From (below with registration links) needs to be completed and submitted with the registration by August 26th, 2016
  • Golfers must provide their own caddie/coach.  We will have limited number of volunteer caddies available.
New This Year! All State Golf registration forms are Google Forms (much like the Winter & Summer Games Registration Process).  This will allow you to complete each registration form electronically with just a click of a button!  Once you have submitted a registration form you will receive an email confirmation.
Coach Education Policy: ALL registered coaches (Head of Delegation, Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches) must have a current certification for the following; Class A Volunteer Screening, Protective Behaviors Course and Concussion Awareness and Safety Recognition Course. You can find these documents/links on our website at www.somaine.org/sports/coachs-corner/become-a-coach/. If not already completed, they MUST be completed by August 8th.
Head of Delegation: This person is responsible for the entire delegation including; athletes, head coaches and assistant coaches. This person will send and receive pertinent information to and from Special Olympics Maine regarding; registration forms, athlete unified partner and coach requirements.
Head Coach Requirements: Every delegation must assign one certified head coach for every sport that they have athletes competing in. This person is responsible for the entire sports team including; athletes, unified partners and assistant coaches. Head coaches will be the liaison between their sports team and SOME.
Golf Coach’s Training School Opportunities: SOMaine has organized a Golf Coach’s Training School that will be offered during the 2018 Summer Coach’s College August 3-4, 2018 at Colby College.  The Golf Coach’s Training School will be offered during the second session of the Coach’s College, Saturday August 4th from 9-11:30am at Natanis Golf Course.  Click here for more information and how to register for the 2018 Summer Coach’s College
Medicals & Consent Forms: ALL Athletes must have current medical & consent forms on file at Special Olympics Maine’s State Office.  It is your responsibility to insure that these (2) (current/completed) forms are on file here at our office, for every athlete you plan to bring to the games.  If we already have a medical on file for an athlete and it is less than three years old, you don’t need a new one, unless there has been a significant physical/medical change in one of your athletes.  You may email Mark at MarkC@somaine.org to check on medicals in your file.  We recommend that you make two copies of each medical/release form – keep one file of all medicals in a safe place and have a file with all your athletes’ medicals that travels with you to events.  Blank Medical and Consent Forms can be downloaded by going to our website: www.somaine.org/sports/athlete-resources/.
Directions for Completing the 
Golf Competitions Registration Forms
(Deadline for ALL forms is August 8th)
Registration:  All State Golf Registration forms are Google Forms (much like the Winter & Summer Games).  This will allow you to complete each registration form electronically with just a click of a button!  Once you have submitted a registration form you will receive an email confirmation.  We understand that this is a new process and at any time if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Complete the necessary forms below for each competition you have athletes competing in.
General Notes:
  • Don’t miss the deadline (August 8th).
Questions???  Please call us at 879-0489!
Thank you!
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