Golf made its debut at the 1995 Special Olympics World Summer Games in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. The training season is usually beginning in March and, in PA, culminates at Summer Games in June at Penn State University.

Details for AREA P GOLF Program

***AREA P hosts golf programs in Pike and Wyoming counties.  Please see details below on each training location.***

Pike County

SOPA Season: Spring/Summer

Location: Cricket Hill Golf Club

Head Coach: Betty Ann Baerenclau – baerenkl@ptd.net, cell: 570-470-3108

What to Expect

Training Specifics: Every other Sunday at 6:00 pm. Mid-May until mid-September

Competition Dates

Equipment: Feel free to bring your own clubs. We will provide all the required equipment if necessary. Communicate with the coach ahead of time.

Uniform Requirements: Golf shoes or sneakers must be worn at all times. When on a golf course, a collared shirt is usually preferred.

WYOMING county

SOPA Season: Spring (Apr – Sep)

Location: Rock Creek Golf Course

Head Coach: Doug Jacobs – jacobs5@ptd.net

What to Expect

Training Specifics: Tuesdays, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.

Competition Dates: September competition at Belles Springs.

Equipment: Feel free to bring your own clubs. We will provide all the required equipment if necessary. Communicate with the coach ahead of time.

Uniform Requirements: Golf shoes or sneakers must be worn at all times. When on a golf course, a collared shirt is usually preferred.

**IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS** 

ALL athletes must have a current medical (on Special Olympics PA medical form) that runs through the end of the season. If the athlete medical is not up-to-date, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule since it poses a safety risk to the entire program. An up-to-date medical must always be on file with the coach as well as sent to the program manager for filing.

ALL athletes must attend at least 8 trainings and participate in qualifiers to be eligible to compete in State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).

ALL athletes can participate in multiple sports during the same season, but must declare a primary sport for State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).