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The History of Golf in FISU

Often considered as an elite sport, golf has lately drawn many university athletes. During a visit in Sardinia in 1984, former FISU president Dr Nebiolo submitted the idea of including this sport in the competitions organised by our federation. Two years later in October 1986, the first World University Golf Championship was held in Cagliari, Sardinia. The event was staged by the Is Molas Golf Club, also known for the organisation of the Italian Open in 1976. This very selective course enabled FISU and mostly the public to form a first impression about the level of participants, some of whom had already had impressive records. The line-up was already of a very high level at the time; there were such figures as the first university world champion, Ko Cockerill, from the USA, who was also the first US female champion in 1986, and Marco Durante from Italy, who was the winner of the Orange Bowl in 1979. Like the orienteering event, the golf event always takes place on magnificent sites. The prestigious settings of La Grande Motte in France, Palma de Mallorca and San Lorenzo in Spain, and Lausanne in Switzerland hosted the previous editions. The following World University Golf Championship, which was played in San Lameer golf club in South Africa, was also remarkable. On the course, both beautiful and complicated, a few players managed to complete the rounds in less than 70 strokes (on a 72 par), with Taipei's Wei Yun-Jie scoring 68, and America's Jones and South Africa's Albert finishing with 69. We may conclude that the World University Golf Championship maintains its status as a favorite, not only among the world's amateur golf tournaments, but also and especially, among FISU competitions. In 2010, the championship was hosted by the Spanish University Sport Federation (CEDU) on the course of Antequera (Malaga) and had a real success, breaking the participation record for a World University Golf Championship with 135 golfers .
     

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Statistics

Edition

Year

Country

City

N° of

Countries

M

W

Athletes

Officials

Total

1

1986

ITA

Cagliari

7

38

15

53

15

68

2

1988

ITA

Cagliari

9

47

15

62

16

78

3

1990

FRA

La Grande Motte

14

56

23

79

17

96

4

1992

ESP

Palma de Mallorca

14

56

35

91

39

130

5

1994

ESP

San Lorenzo

15

59

32

91

31

122

6

1996

SUI

Lausanne

21

82

47

129

38

167

7

1998

RSA

San Lameer

13

65

36

101

28

129

8

2000

GBR

Coleraine

15

61

37

98

35

133

9

2002

TPE

Tao-Yuan

13

61

34

95

29

124

10

2004

THA

Nakon Ratchasima

14

60

36

96

41

137

11

2006

ITA

Torino

17

73

53

126

48

174

12

2008

RSA

Sun City

18

68

44

112

48

160

13

2010

ESP

Malaga

21

82

53

135

60

195

14

2012

CZE

Liberec

19

89

57

146

57

203

15

2014

SUI

Crans-Montana

22

71

62

133

62

195

16

2016

FRA

Brive-le-Gallarde

           

 

 

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Barbara ALBISETTI (SUI)

 

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Next Events

2016 - 16th WUC Golf - Brive-La-Gaillarde (FRA)

2018 - 17th WUC Golf - Dasmariñas (PHI) 

 

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Previous Events

2015 - 28th Summer Universiade - Gwangju (KOR) - Golf Optional Sport

2014 - 15th WUC Golf - Crans-Montana (SUI)

2012 - 14th WUC Golf - Liberec (CZE)

2011 - 26th Summer Universiade - Shenzhen (CHN) - Golf Optional Sport

2010 - 13th WUC Golf - Malaga (ESP)

2008 - 12th WUC Golf - Sun City (RSA)

2007 - 24th Summer Universiade - Bangkok (THA) - Golf Optional Sport

2006 - 11th WUC Golf - Torino (ITA)

2004 - 10th WUC Golf - Nakon Ratchasima (THA)

2002 - 9th WUC Golf - Tao Yuan (TPE)

2000 - 8th WUC Golf - Coleraine (GBR)

1998 - 7th WUC Golf - San Lameer (RSA)

1996 - 6th WUC Golf - Lausanne (SUI)

1994 - 5th WUC Golf - San Lorenzo del Escorial (ESP)

1992 - 4th WUC Golf - Palma de Mallorca (ESP)

1990 - 3rd WUC Golf - Montpellier la Grande Motte (FRA)

1988 - 2nd WUC Golf - Cagliari (ITA)

1986 - 1st WUC Golf - Cagliari (ITA)

 

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