Golf Level 1-Skills

The Golf Level 1-Skills group allows athletes to train and compete in the 6 basic golf skills. Within each of these events, they will have 5 shots to score points. They are working to build their scores and skills through each event towards a maximum of 120 points total combined across all 6 events. As our athletes’ skills grow in the game, they can move up to Levels 2, 3, 4 or 5.


Susan Sarnecki –

Training Times & Locations (July-September):

Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30 pm, Timbers at Troy Golf Course

Practice Overview:

Athletes will learn the 6 basic golf strokes (long putt, short putt, chipping, pitching, iron shot, wood shot). During practice, athletes will rotate through 2-3 practice stations with their assigned group.

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  • Desire to learn basic golf strokes.
  • Desire to have fun!!


  • By the first practice, athletes must have a basic (5 piece) set of golf clubs and a golf bag with kick out self supports..
  • Special Olympics may have clubs to borrow on a first come, first serve basis.


  • Athletes must wear a collared shirt for practices.
  • Special Olympics competition polo shirts provided for athletes attending competitions.


  • Qualifiers.
  • End of season State Competition (for athletes that have completed 2 or more qualifiers).

Volunteer Roles:

  • Volunteers will assist in moving groups of athletes from station to station.
  • Volunteers will support Coaches with instructing athletes.