Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Kevin Hall, the tour's first deaf golfer, is not giving up on his chase

By Joel Beall

WebCom Tour - GolfTime is of no concern to Kevin Hall. There may be an internal clock, sure, ticking to a point of no return. But Hall can't control its perpetually moving hands, so why bother. Besides, there's work to be done. His dream, after all, is closer than it's ever been.

Hall has spent 14 years chasing it: membership on the PGA Tour. He's enjoyed a handful of starts on tour during his career, but has mostly toiled in the sport's minors. Not the, Latinoamérica or Mackenzie circuits, mind you, where decent money can be had. Hall has ventured in the wilderness, those provincial tours where you carry your own bag and are chased off the course by the men's 45-and-older Thursday beer league

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Source: Golfworld

Deaf golfer Kevin Hall earns (at least) conditional Tour status

By Alex Myers

WebCom Tour - GolfAn opening 77 put Kevin Hall in a deep hole after Day 1 of the second stage of Tour Qualifying School. But for someone who has been deaf since he was 2 due to H-flu meningitis, overcoming one bad round was easy. With scores of 71, 66 and 68 over the final three days at Highland Oaks (Dothan, Ala.), Hall finished T-10 to advance to the final stage of Q School next month.

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Source: Golfworld

Deaflympicsgb's Steven Cafferty: “Golf was my saviour"

By Andy Roberts

Steven Cafferty may have fulfilled a childhood dream this summer when picking up a bronze medal at the Deaflympics, but he's not prepared to stop there. Far from it.

Cafferty, 27, may spend the majority of his days custom fitting and selling golf clubs as a sales advisor at American Golf, but when he is not out on the course rolling home birdies, you can find him doing everything he can to raise money to fund Deaf Golf and Deaf Sport in general

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Source: GolfMagic

The R&A grants £15,000 to support WDGC 2018

World Deaf Golf FederationThe WDGF is pleased to announce the R&A continues to support the event, 2018 World Deaf Golf Championships with a grant of £15,000. Kevin Barker, Director – Golf Development, expressed support with his comment, “We are delighted to support the 2018 World Deaf Golf Championships to be played at Carton House, an event that we have been supporting for many years now. We hope that the event is a huge success and acts as a catalyst for others to take up the sport.” The 12th World Deaf Golf Championships will be hosted at the Carton House in Maynooth, Ireland from July 24 to 27, 2018.

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Source: World Deaf Golf Federation

English Success At European Deaf Golf Open Championships

2017 European Deaf Golf ChampionshipEngland's Paul Waring and Lydia Ingman (pictured above) made home advantage count as they won their respective categories at the 5th European Deaf Golf Open Championships, played at Ganton Golf Club in Yorkshire last week.

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club member Paul Waring, fresh from his appearance at the Deaflympics in Turkey earlier in the month, began as he meant to go on and took an early lead in the Men's Strokeplay with a first round 75. He backed that up with further rounds of 72 and 71 to finish the 54 hole tournament on 218. That 2 over par total was enough to put him 17 shots clear of second placed David Ewen, who pipped fellow countryman Steven Cafferty by virtue of his better final round score after the Scottish pair tied on 235.

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Source: Public Now

Blind-deaf golfer gets second place at provincial championships

By Brier Dodge

While most Ottawa golfers were focused on the Brooke Henderson hype as the CP Canadian Women’s Open took over the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, Orléans' Kevin Frost was busy at his own golf tournament.

Frost, who is legally blind and deaf, competed at the Ontario Blind Championships on Aug. 27 in Hamilton, Ont.

The Orléans multi-sport athlete took up golf last year out of the Pine View Golf Course, which welcomed him and happily helped him learn the game.

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Source: Ottawa Community News

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