Forest Of Arden To Host 2020 World Deaf Golf Championships


It has today been revealed that the Forest of Arden Marriot Hotel & Country Club will host the 2020 World Deaf Golf Championships.

The event will take place over nine days from 7-15 August 2020 and is set to attract more than 120 amateur golfers from 21 nations.

The biennial event – which will celebrate its 25th Anniversary when it descends on Warwickshire - will see a men’s and a women’s individual champion being crowned. The tournament will also feature a team competition.

And the world’s top deaf golfers have much to look forward to. The Forest of Arden is one of Britain’s top resorts. It is home to European Tour golf events and has hosted seven English Opens and five British Masters.

The Championships – which are supported by England Golf - aim to encourage the sport of golf among golfers who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Chair of the Local Organising Committee Lucy Crickmore explains:

“We are thrilled to welcome back the World Deaf Golf Championships for the second time to England. We are looking forward to showcasing the talent of world deaf golf on the stunning Arden Course.

“We want to use this opportunity to promote the sport of golf among the deaf community and are currently developing exciting legacy plans. We are committed to making sure that the tournament leads to long-lasting benefits.”

Simeon Hart, President of the World Deaf Golf Federation, points to the importance of the Championships:

“The World Deaf Golf Championships is the second most important golf competition after the Deaflympics and it continues to grow with new players and new countries getting involved.

“We are really pleased to see a recent increase in the number of ladies and young golfers competing which will help build our legacy as we move forward.”

The Championships has previously served as a springboard for deaf golfers. Three players in recent years have earned places as touring professionals. They include Paul Waring - the 2018 Men’s Deaf Golf World Champion, of Felixstowe Ferry GC now plays on the PGA EuroPro Tour.

Fraser Liston, Director of Golf at Forest of Arden Marriot Hotel & Country Club, said:

“We are looking forward to hosting the World Deaf Golf Championships in August next year in what is the tournament’s 25 Anniversary year. Working together with England Deaf Golf, we are excited to create an event to remember as we welcome back the tournament to England for the second time.”

The World Deaf Golf Championships 2020 is organised by England Deaf Golf on behalf of the World Deaf Golf Federation. It is supported by England Golf, UK Deaf Sport, Warwickshire Golf and Forest of Arden.

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