The Special Olympics Golf Coaches and Skills Guide is a resource tool designed to assist Sport Directors, Golf Coaches, Volunteers and Families. Special Olympics wishes to thank the professionals, volunteers and coaches who helped in the revision of this resource. Truly, they have helped fulfill the mission of Special Olympics to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people eight years of age and older with intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Authorized by: Special Olympics Sports, 1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20005 USA
||Rick Burton, Special Olympics Golf Skills Guide author, PGA of America|
Conrad Rehling, Special Olympics Golf Skills Guide author,
Master Professional, PGA of America
Jim Schmutz, Managing Director-Special Olympics-North America
Eric Wilson, Special Olympics Golf Committee Chair, PGA of America
Donna H. White, Golf Manager, Special Olympics Inc., LPGA/PGA member
Dr. Dede Owens, LPGA Past President, author
Venisha Bowler, Competition Manager, Special Olympics Inc.
Annette Lynch, Special Olympics-Maryland
Wanda Durden, Director of Sports, Special Olympics Inc.
Dave Lenox, Vice-President of Sports and Competition, Special Olympics Inc.
Doug McCallister, Director of Publications
Sharon McDonagh, Web Content Manager
Paul Whichard, Sports Resources Web Manager, Special Olympics Inc.
Reuben Silva, GMS Manager, Special Olympics Inc.
Resource Consultants and Technical Assistants:
Thank you to all Special Olympics Managing Directors, Regional Sport Directors, volunteers and families for your input.
||Laura Bauwinkle, Physical Education teacher and High School Golf Coach|
Ron Backus, Special Olympics-Palm Beach County Golf Coach, FL
Kitty Tierney, Special Olympics-Ireland
Tom Nesbit, Special Olympics-Scotland
Cheryll Wood, United States Golf Association, P.J. Boatwright intern
Mary-Lee Cobick, LPGA/Canadian PGA
Kellie Walls, Special Olympics Inc.
Special Olympics Golf Committee:
||Tom Addis, Past President PGA of America|
Jeff Beaudry, PGA of America
Rick Burton, PGA of America
Monty Castevens, Executive Director-Special Olympics-Florida
Dr. Trey Holland, United States Golf Association
Dorothy Mastromonaco, United States Golf Association
Karen Moraghan, United States Golf Association
David Normand, PGA of America
Frank Selva, PGA of America
Marty Sheets, Special Olympics Athlete
Dave Sheets, Special Olympics Family
Henry Thrower, PGA of America
Eric Wilson, PGA of America
||Denise Jakows, Jakows Productions, Inc.|
Bob Gural, Videographer, Editor
Jamie Choban, Special Olympics Florida Athlete
Matt Reiman, Special Olympics Florida Athlete
Wayne Reiman, Special Olympics Florida Athlete
Brooks Koepka, Special Olympics Volunteer
Nichole Johnson, LPGA Apprentice
Brian Vaisnoras, PGA Professional