Golf becomes a part of Deaflympics for the first time in Samsun. Turkish Golf National Team players, like all their competitors, are excited to be in their first Olympics.

Deaf National Golf Team continues their preparations in Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Golf Club before 23rd Summer Deaflympics. The team which is trained by the Head Coach Hamza Hakan Sayın consists of 6 athletes, 3 men, and 3 women.
Golf, Samsun 2017 for the first time included in the scope of Deaflympics competition, Golf will be included in Deaflympics for the first time with Samsun 2017, while Turkey will be represented for the first time in golf competitions in a special international organization the deaf.
Referring to the importance of the firsts, Sayın, ''After a period of 5 months, we selected 27 athletes as a result of the elections in Samsun and Antalya and started to work. During the preparations, the squad was reduced to 12 people first, then to 6 people who came to Samsun. This team will represent our country for the first time. The firsts provide both excitements and chance to become a model"
Sayın said that the team was set up in a very short time and reached the level which it could compete in the Olympics now and added that they are satisfied and happy with the progress of the players in a few months. Sayın, ''There are friends in team sports that will cover you and cover your mistakes, but this is not the issue for the golf. Golf is an individual sport. You compete both with yourself, your circumstances, and your opponents all by yourself. But we believe that our players can handle this situation"
Ilknur Çavdar, Erdem Kulanoğlu ve Muhammet Demir one of the first golf team players to represent our country in international arena stated that the future of the national team will not be limited to Deaflympics. They added that they have just met golf and they are getting better every day. They also say that they want to represent the national team in European and World Championships from now on.

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