Golf Saskatchewan aims to promote and encourage a love for golf and being active for all individuals. We hope to enrich people’s lives through empowering an understanding of how to lead healthy, happy lifestyles, both physically and mentally using our great game.
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TONY COTE SUMMER GAMES
The Tony Cote Games were first instituted in 1974 as the Saskatchewan First Nation Winter/Summer Games under the guidance of Chief Tony Cote.
The Games were instilled as a way to include First Nation athletes under the age of 20 into mainstream sports. The 2019 Games were held in Meadow Lake with almost 50 competitors in the golf event.
More details on the Tony Cote Games can be found here.
North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)
The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Council is the International Governing Body for the NAIG exercising exclusive jurisdiction, either directly or through its affiliate members or committees, over all matters pertaining to the Games. It ensures the purposes and philosophies are reflected in all aspects of the games.
The NAIG Council is the principle authority for policy development, rules and regulations for the North American Indigenous Games.
The NAIG Council works in a manner which is consistent with the cultural, spiritual and traditional values of the peoples it is representing. In their activities they promote and encourage holistic individual development that assures mental, physical, emotional and spiritual growth.
For more information on the NAIG Saskatchewan team click here.
Golf Saskatchewan owns two SoloRider adaptive golf carts. The cart is used for amputees or people with mobility issues, spinal cord injuries or impacted by aging.
The SoloRiders are housed at the Royal Regina Golf Club and Silverwood Golf Course in Saskatoon. Transporting the carts for special events is possible with permission from Golf Saskatchewan.
For more information on SoloRiders click here.
The SoloRiders have provided Saskatchewan golfers with chances to return to the course or try the sport for the first time. Their stories are below.
Special Olympics Saskatchewan has been working with children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability for over fifty years. Special Olympics offers year-round sports programming for over 1,200 athletes in 16 communities across Saskatchewan.
Their Mission: Special Olympics Saskatchewan is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport.
Their Vision: Our vision is that sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities all over the world.
Each year the Nipawin chapter of the organization hosts golf lessons and a year end celebration at the Evergreen Golf Course. You can read more about the events below.
Regina’s Taylor Carter is one of the most decorated Special O golfers in Saskatchewan. He has won a national medal and provides tips through a YouTube channel for his peers.
You can still play!
That’s the motto of Blind Golf Canada, the governing body for the sport in the nation. Blind Golf Canada’s mission is to develop and promote competitive golf and sportsmanship for blind and visually impaired golfers.
The International Blind Golf Association has 14 member countries with tournaments hosted across the globe. Canada hosts the Canadian Open Blind Golf Championship twice a year. Canada has also hosted the World Championship on two occasions, Winnipeg, Man. in 2002 and Truro, N.S. in 2012.
Saskatoon’s Gerry Nelson is one of the most accomplished blind golfers in the world. He is president of the national organization and sits on the international board.
To visit the Blind Golf Canada Website click here.
Saskatchewan also has a website devoted to blind sports, to visit their website click here.
Golfers with hearing impairments have opportunities to attend national and world championships.
The Canadian Deaf Sports Association (CDSA) oversees 13 sports including golf. The 2021 Canadian Deaf Golf Championship will be held on July 19-22, 2021 in Lasalle, Manitoba.
For more details on the CDSA click here.
Dissolution of the Canadian Deaf Golf Association can be read here.