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Coaching guide, rules, and other materials for coaches.
Thank you for coming to the Special Olympics Golf Resource Page. Here you will find a recent feature from Global Ambassador Padraig Harrington on some tools that you can use to better train for golf at home. The videos cover topics from managing short game, to perfecting a mental routine, to knowing when to chip versus putt.
Training at Home
Special Olympics Global Ambassador and 2021 European Ryder Cup Captain Padraig Harrington gives advice on training at home and finding unique ways to keep yourself ready for the course.
Keeping Focus
Given the game is 80% mental and 20% physical, what can be done to ensure you are concentrating on a tournament and not being distracted by other events before the tournament?
Finding Your Routine
On your second shot from the fairway, what do you tell yourself before you swing the club?
Proper Chipping Technique
What is your mental routine or strategy in preparation for the approach shot or chip shot to the Green?
Choosing Your Grip
Because of the different abilities of our athletes, grip can be an issue and specifically which style to use: overlap, interlocking or baseball. So which grip do you consider best for them?
Hitting The Ball Properly
I notice that some of our athlete hit the ground before the ball, what is the easiest thing we can do to stop this from happening?
Closing In On The Green
Sometimes I struggle from 30 yards and in. What is the best way to chip from that distance?
Chip or Putt?
When my ball is close to the green – how should I decide whether to putt or chip?
Getting Out From the Rough
What is the best iron to use to get back to the fairway?
Correcting A Wayward Drive
I have a tendency to push my drive to the right. What should I do to avoid this?
This page draws together golf-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.