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Silence on the course: Deaf golfer Pono Tokioka makes no excuses as the future of Warrior golf

By Christian Shimabuku

“Is it as peaceful as it looks?” A friend asked the future of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa men’s golf team.

“As a golfer, no. I don’t think there’s peace in golf,” Justin “Pono” Tokioka said. “Golf is all about thinking. You have to play with your mind and when you have a bad shot you get frustrated. If you play well, you still have to focus and keep it up. Unless you play for fun or with friends, it’s peaceful. When you play competitively, there’s no peace.”

Read more: http://www.kaleo.org/sports/silence-on-the-course-deaf-golfer-pono-tokioka-makes-no/article_860df58a-e7ff-11e4-9c68-03f373de3564.html

Source. The Voice Kaleo

Deaf sports group makes playing an easier thing

By Jennifer Taplin

It’s a Sunday morning at the gym in Halifax’s Canada Games Centre and eight deaf and hard-of-hearing kids and adults are trying their hand at golf.

“It was pretty fun,” said Dominic Crawford, a hard-of-hearing 11-year-old. Golf is nothing new to the boy since his grandfather used to own a golf course.

Read more: http://thechronicleherald.ca/thenovascotian/1278936-deaf-sports-group-makes-playing-an-easier-thing

Source: The Chronicle Herald

PRG to Kit Out England Deaf Golf Squad

PRG, which enjoyed a record 2014, is delighted to announce a new deal that will see the brand provide stylish PomPom headcovers to the England Deaf Golf squad. PRG re-introduced the classic retro PomPom headcover to the golf accessory market seven years ago, since when success has followed success thanks to a whole raft of innovative and eye-catching products that have made it golf’s most sought-after accessory brand.

Read more: http://www.golfbusinessnews.com/news/corporate/prg-to-kit-out-england-deaf-golf-squad/

Source: Golf Business News

Channel 4 profiles Deaf Golf

UK Deaf SportHow wonderful would it be for a Deaf golfer to win the Masters? Impossible you might be thinking. Well, there are a couple of Deaf golfers around the world who have the potential and hold such ambitions. At 18 years of age, the highly accomplished Paul Waring is amongst them. Following an interview with Transworld Sport, due to be aired on our televisions on the 18th October, Paul was kind enough to answer some questions for us so that we could find out how this young man has become such a leading figure in world deaf sport.

Read more: http://www.ukdeafsport.org.uk/news.php?action=view&news_id=310

Source: UK Deaf Sport

Politicians listen in for Aussie golf

Federal politicians from all sides took to the fairways of Federal Golf Club in Canberra on Monday as a joint experience for Hearing Awareness Week with Friends of the Australian Golf Industry Council.

The guests of honour were World Number 1 deaf golfer Jack Besley from Victoria, together with Australian team members Jack McLeod and Linda Davis.

Read more: http://www.golf.org.au/newsdisplay/politicians-listen-in-for-aussie-golf/83032

Source: Golf Australia

Deaf golfers compete for the camaraderie

By Ken Gordon

Deafness hardly impairs a golfer, but it can challenge those hosting a tournament. At Foxfire Golf Club this week, 104 men and 23 women have been competing in the annual tournament of the Midwest Deaf Golfers Association (and Midwest Deaf Ladies Golf Association).

Read more: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2014/08/06/deaf-golf-story.html

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

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