Precision Sport

Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes. The game is played on golf courses, each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes.


Provincial Sport Organization:  Alberta Golf
Training and Coach Resources: Special Olympics International

Golf Events

  • 9 Hole (Men and Women)

Number of Competitors and Coaches

Athletes: 46

Coaches and Mission Staff: 17

Communities Competing

  • Barrhead
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Grande Prairie
  • Lethbridge
  • Medicine Hat
  • Olds & District
  • Red Deer
  • St. Paul
  • West Central

Special Olympics Divisioning: Competitions with a Difference

In each division, the goal is to compose matches of athletes whose abilities and skills are close to one another.

Special Olympics sports competitions are based on the idea that athletes of all abilities should be given an equal chance of succeeding, whether it is a personal best or a gold medal.

Special Olympics calls this competition-level matching “divisioning.” It’s a fundamental rule at Special Olympics that athletes in competitions are matched up with others of the same gender, about the same age and most importantly, of about the same competitive ability.

Evening out by skill level and matching for age and gender makes Special Olympics events more exciting and meaningful for the athletes and the fans watching.

Divisioning is a two-stage process. Before each competition, a time, score or skill assessment is submitted for each athlete or team. For events that are not timed or measured, such as football and badminton, there is a series of short games between athletes or teams or an assessment of each athlete or team’s ability by a committee.. The divisions are then set up based on the information on each athlete’s skill level so that each set of competitors is closely matched.

Venue: Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club

Venue For: Golf

Address: Pigeon Street Northeast, Medicine Hat, AB T1C 1R2

Monday 6:30AM–9:30PM
Tuesday 6:30AM–9:30PM
Wednesday 6:30AM–9:30PM
Thursday 6:30AM–9:30PM
Friday 6:30AM–9:30PM
Saturday 6:30AM–9:30PM
Sunday 6:30AM–9:30PM

Phone: (403) 529-6930


Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club


Address: 2000 Division Ave N, Medicine Hat, AB T1C 1X9

Monday 6AM–9PM
Tuesday 6AM–9PM
Wednesday 6AM–9PM
Thursday 6AM–9PM
Friday 6AM–8PM
Saturday 12–8PM
Sunday 12–6PM

Phone: (403) 502-8566