16th World University Golf Championship

16th World University Golf Championship

The World University Golf Championship maintains its status as a favourite, not only among the world’s amateur golf tournaments, but also and especially, among FISU competitions. The WUC Golf event always takes place on magnificent sites and has travelled to different continents.

Latest News Golf

EVENTS World University Championship

Taipei City (TPE), 19-30 August

Lubao Pampanga (PHI)

Gwangju (KOR), 3-14 July

FISU Technical Delegates

International Federation

Royal and Ancient Golf club of St Andrews

FISU Regulations

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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 . The participation record was again broken with the 15 th edition hel in Liberec (CZE): 146 golfers!

Statistics WUC Golf

La Grande Motte

Palma de Mallorca

Statistics Golf as an optional sport at the Summer Universiade

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