Deaf Golf Australia (DGA) is the National Deaf Sports Body for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing impaired golfers throughout Australia. We act as an umbrella body for our affiliated State Deaf Golf Associations of New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. Deaf Golf Australia was formed in 1971 with the original aim of the running of national deaf golf competitions, which has now expanded to preparation of national teams to attend the biennial World Deaf Golf Championships, as well as participation increase and junior development strategies. Deaf Gold Australia is affiliated to World Deaf Golf Federation and Deaf Sports Australia, and is an associate with Golf Australia.
Jack was born profoundly deaf but no disability was going to stop courageous Jack McLeod chasing his sporting dreams.
"I am just the same as everyone else," McLeod says proudly.
"I was born deaf," he said. "But I am living the same life as everyone else.
"I am no different - just the same as everyone else.
"i had the right cochlear implant when I was 12 months old and left one when I was 11 years old.
"It is just a way of life. You have to have a good attitude, especially with golf.
"I am always having fun and not letting anyone get over the top of me. I have been (teased) but that was a long time ago and I am over it now."
McLeod won the 2012 World Deaf Golf Championships individual men's event in Japan, by a staggering 13 strokes.
|13 March - 18 March 2014||2014 World Deaf Golf Championships||Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, Michigan, USA|
|27 July - 30 July 2016||2016 World Deaf Golf Championships||The Royal Golf Club, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|2016||23rd Australian Deaf Golf Championships (to be held concurrently at the Australian Deaf Games)||Adelaide|
|2017||24th Australian Deaf Golf Championships||New South Wales|
|2018||25th Australian Deaf Golf Championships||Tasmania|
|2019||26th Australian Deaf Golf Championship||Victoria|
|2020||27th Australian Deaf Golf Championships||Western Australia|
|5 July - 9 July 2020||2020 World Deaf Golf Championships||England|
Therese Pierce, Secretary, Deaf Golf Australia