Coaching Special Olympics athletes is rewarding and makes use of the experience and knowledge coaches already have. In all sports, there are special rules and adaptions that make participation fairer, safer and more competitive for athletes of all abilities. The quiz below highlights aspects of Special Olympics golf that coaches and officials should know about. Test your knowledge!
1) During all Special Olympics golf competitions, __________________ rules shall be used, except when they are in conflict with the Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for Golf or Article I.
2) Official Special Olympics golf events do NOT include which of the following?
3) The six basic golf skills assessed during an Individual Skills Competition do not include which of the following?
4) To be eligible for Special Olympics golf competitions, an athlete and Unified partner must complete an Individual Skills Competition with a total score of at least ______ points.
5) At any Special Olympics golf competition, all athletes _________________.
6) It is strongly recommended that athletes competing in Levels 4 and 5 provide their own caddies for tournaments and competitions. If an athlete does not provide his or her own caddie, the Tournament Committee will not provide one for them.
7) How many practice shots are allowed per hole during official Special Olympics level 2 golf competitions?
8) During official Special Olympics golf competition, an athlete who accidentally or purposefully moves their ball on the green _______________________.
9) Instructors have a legal responsibility to make athletes aware of the risks of golf, including the possibility of serious or fatal injuries.
10) When teaching athletes a basic club swing, it is important to note that the primary target __________.
11) Fill in the blanks: _____ + _____ = Golf swing
12) When teaching beginning-level athletes a basic club swing, a tennis ball, Nerf ball, beach ball or whiffle ball can be used in place of a golf ball so athletes ________________________.
13) When teaching beginning-level athletes to putt, a recommended first step is to have them _______________.
14) Every player, whether an athlete or Unified® partner, is responsible for providing his/her own equipment.
15) Levels 2 and 3 are considered to be Unified® levels of play. A Special Olympics Unified® golf team shall consist of the following:
16) The form of play in Levels 2 and 3 is alternate shot play. In alternate shot play, athletes play from the tee at all odd-numbered playing grounds and Unified® partners play from the tee at all even-numbered playing grounds.